• California School Immunization Requirements for School Entry (K-12)

    Polio: 4 doses, but 3 doses are enough if at least one was given after the 4th birthday

    DTP/DTaP/DT/TD: 5 doses, but 4 doses if one was on or after the 4th birthday

    MMR: 2 doses after the 1st birthday for Kindergarten and 7th-grade entry

    Hepatitis B: 3 doses for Kindergarten and 7th-grade entry

    Varicella: 1 dose (before 13th birthday), 2 doses if started after the 13th birthday, or documentation of having had the disease

    TB skin test: All new and returning students are required to have a TB questionnaire filled out before the start of the school year. If High risk for TB , TB test is required before starting the school year.

    Requirements for Preschool Entry


    Minimum requirement






    1 (on or after 1st birthday)


    1 (on or after 1st birthday)

Last Modified on July 14, 2020