Each student must have received all immunizations required by the state of California at the time of school registration to qualify for school enrollment. The district is legally responsible for maintaining records to ensure that all students have met these requirements. The school nurse or health aide will communicate any immunization needs to you upon your child's enrollment.
The district participates in the Immunization Registry of Northern California which provides secure on-ine access to immunization records. If your pediatrician/physician is also a participant and you have signed an agreement to share this information, we can quickly access your child's immunization records. If you have not signed a release of records at your pediatrician's office ,you will need to bring copies of the immunization record to school.
If your child lacks immunizations to enter school, you may make an appointment for immunizations at Butte County Public Health, 695 Oleander, Chico (879-3665), or visit your physician.
Immunization Exemptions - Medical & Personal
There are two types of exemptions allowed by the California School Immunization Law:
- Your child may be exempt because of a medical condition. If so, you must present a statement signed by your doctor stating the medical problem, which immunizations your child cannot receive, and if the medical problem is temporary of permanent.
- If immunizations are against your religious/personal belief, you must sign a statement to this effect at school. If your child is exempt and there is a disease outbreak, the school may be ordered by the health department to temporarily exclude your child for his/her protection.