Immunization Resources

Here you will find resources on back to school vaccination, targeted vaccination, and immunization more generally.

2015 Measles Outbreak in California

Put Measles on the SpotA measles outbreak was confirmed in California in January 2015. Below are facts and resources related to measles for schools and individuals.

  • 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.

See vaccination requirements by age from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH): Child Care/Preschool | Kindergarten | 7th Grade.

Back-to-School Vaccinations

School health clinics help keep your child's immunizations up to date.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.

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.

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