• C-VUSD and the Los Angeles County Health Department regulations require complete health and immunization records for incoming kindergartners and students new to the district must be presented in written form and authorized or signed by a public health clinic, health care provider or private doctor before a student can begin attending classes. The health records should be brought when parents/guardians come to pre-register children for the new school year. There is no grace period: all immunizations must be up to date before a youngster can attend school. For more information, visit

    • Polio – 4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)

    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis – 5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday OR 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday)

    • Hepatitis B – 3 doses

    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella – 2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday

    • Varicella (Chickenpox) – 2 doses

    Students starting 7th grade need:

      • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) (Whooping cough) - 1 dose

      • Varicella (Chickenpox) - 2 doses (usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years old)

    Free and Low Cost Immunization Clinics

    Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    Since 2011, California law requires students to be immunized against pertussis (also known as "Tdap"). Students must receive one dose of the Tdap vaccine on or after their 7th birthday. Additionally, all students entering the 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.