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New school immunization rules for 2019-20

The California Department of Education is sending out the following information on behalf of the California Department of Public Health. Please contact CDPH with any questions.

Dear School Information System vendors,

Changes to California school immunization regulations will become effective starting July 1st, 2019.

Schools are required to maintain immunization information for each student as outlined in regulation section 6070. The required information may be collected in the revised California School Immunization Record (aka form CDPH 286 or Blue Card) at http://eziz.org/assets/docs/shotsforschool/CDPH-286.pdf.

The changes to the regulations include, but are not limited to:

1) Requiring 2 (rather than 1) doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine at

  • Kindergarten entry
  • 7th grade advancement
  • K-12 admission or transfer

2) Requiring 2 MMR doses and 3 Hepatitis B vaccine doses at admission or transfer more uniformly throughout K-12 (age restrictions are removed)

3) Changes to some conditional admission time intervals

Other Links:

New regulations eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-1080.pdf

FAQs about the new regulations www.shotsforschool.org/laws/regs2019/

General information www.shotsforschool.org

Please send questions about child care and school immunization requirements to .


California Department of Public Health

Immunization Branch


CALPADS Flash #149 - February 14, 2019
CALPADS Fall 2 staff info form


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