New year, new immunization law in effect
Under a new state law (SB 277) effective January 1, parents may no longer cite personal beliefs to exempt their children from required vaccines for school.
Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending an SCUSD child care program or an SCUSD school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including Early Kinder) or seventh grade.
For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact Sacramento County Public Health at http://www.dhhs.saccounty.net/PUB/Pages/PUB-Home.aspx or the Sacramento City Unified School District Health Services Department at http://www.scusd.edu/health-services.
To find out about Sacramento Area Community Immunization Clinics download this flyer.