Here you will find resources on back to school vaccination, targeted vaccination, and immunization more generally.
2015 Measles Outbreak in California
- Measles is a highly infectious, airborne disease.
- People can be infectious with measles for nine days.
- Measles typically begins with fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes.
- Within a few days a red rash appears, usually first on the face and then spreads downward to the rest of the body.
Children must be vaccinated to enter school under California law. Read more about the law here.
The California School Immunization Law requires that children receive a series of immunizations before entry to schools, child care centers, and family child care homes. The law also requires schools, child care centers, and family child care homes to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records, and submit reports.
- Resources on school immunization from the CDPH: Child Care & Pre-School; K-12; 7th Grade; College.
- Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry: Grades K-12, CDPH, and for Pre-Teens, HHS.
- Handy Worksheet for Parents to Track Their Child’s Immunizations and Development Milestones, CDC
- California Immunization School Assessment Forms including Immunization Records, CDPH
- Other immunization resources for providers and parents can be found at www.shotsforschool.org.
- School Starts Soon: Is Your Child Fully Immunized?, CDC
Targeted Vaccination Campaigns
In addition to required back to school vaccinations, immunization against other communicable diseases is also recommended for many children and youth. The following pages contain information on targeted vaccination.