Children in Pre-Kindergarten (Child Care) Need:
Immunizations (shots) needed before starting pre-kindergarten (child care) and at each age checkpoint after entry:
AGE WHEN ADMITTED
TOTAL NUMBER OF DOSES REQUIRED OF EACH IMMUNIZATION
2 through 3 Months
1 Polio 1 DTaP 1 Hep B 1 Hib
4 through 5 Months
2 Polio 2 DTaP 2 Hep B 2Hib
6 through14 Months
2 Polio 3 DTaP 2 Hep B 2 Hib
15 through 17 Months
3 Polio 3 DTaP 2 Hep B 1 Varicella
*One Hib dose must be given on or after the 1st birthday regardless of previous doses. Required only for children younger than 5 years old.
DTaP = diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccineHib = Haemophilus influenzae, type B vaccineHep B = hepatitis B vaccineMMR = measles, mumps, and rubella vaccineVaricella = chickenpox vaccine
Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
1. For admissions on or after January 1, 2021, what is required for a medical exemption to a required immunization?
Starting January 1, 2021:
2. Are medical exemptions filed for children in attendance at a California child care facility or school before 2021 valid in later years?
A medical exemption filed at a pre-kindergarten facility or school remains valid until the earliest of: