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TDAP RULE: ALL INCOMING 7TH GRADERS TO THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR NEED BE VACCINATED BY JULY 1, 2016. NO SHOT, NO SCHOOL!!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Over the past few years, the California State Department of Health Services has made several important changes in the immunization requirements for school attendance. These changes have occurred because California continues to experience outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. In July 11, 2011, new guidelines were developed that are now in effect.

The documentation requirements for immunization records are quite specific. The parent or guardian must present a written immunization record from a physician, nurse, health department, or a copy of your child’s school health record upon registering your child at any California public school. This information must contain at least the month and year of each required vaccine dose. Notations of "initial series completed," check marks, and years only are no longer acceptable. For Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) given in the month of the first birthday, the month, day, and year must be indicated. For Polio and DPT given in the month of the second birthday, the month, day and year must be indicated. Chickenpox (Varicella) immunization or physician documented history of disease is required for students entering California schools for the first time. Tdap one dose required after the seventh birthday.

Manteca Unified School District has given the parents of "out of district" transfer students thirty days to provide or complete information regarding their child’s immunization records. Please do not depend on this information to be forwarded from the student’s previous school within this thirty day period. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to obtain and provide this information. Failure to comply with the law will result in a child being excluded from school until the necessary immunization information is received and documented.

Please remember to keep your child’s completed immunization record in a safe place, as you would other important documents. Your child will need the record for college, the military or for future health needs. For more information, parents may contact their health provider, the San Joaquin County Health Services at (209) 823-7104 or (209) 466-6781, their child’s school health clerk, or Caroline Thibodeau, Director of Health Services for the Manteca Unified School District, (209) 825-3200, ext. 50788

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

POLIO: At least three doses with the month and year. At  least one dose must be after the second birthday.

DTP/DT: At least three doses with the month and year. At  least one dose must be after the second birthday.

Tdap: One dose after the seventh birthday

MEASLES/RUBELLA: One dose of each given after the first birthday.  Month and year are required.

VARICELLA: If this is their first time entry into California schools, must have physician documented history of chickenpox or Varicella immunization(s).