Immunizations and Required Assessments

Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018

No Shots, No School

Students are required to present their immunization cards when enrolling in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

California requires students who are from OUT of State to have verification of Chicken Pox through either a Doctor’s note or the immunization record. Chicken Pox is a one or two dose series depending on student age.

Pertussis (Tdap) is now required for those students entering 7th grade. 1 dose meets the requirement.

The other required immunizations are the normal baby shots and Boosters of Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) as well as Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DPT).

Resources

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine Requirement

Information on AB 354, the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster (Tdap) requirement, and resources for local educational agencies and parents/guardians.

On July 1, 2012, AB 354 will require only students who are entering or advancing into grade seven to twelve show proof of immunization a pertussis booster vaccine (on or after the seventh birthday). Immunization with Tdap can protect students who have not yet been immunized against the ongoing risk of pertussis and meets the forthcoming requirement for the 2011-12 school year.

Please click here to listen to what Whooping Cough sounds like.
If contracted, the cough could last 6 to 8 weeks.

CDC – Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Signs & Symptoms