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Immunization Requirements

A summary of immunizations required for admission to school


Under State of California and Lake Elsinore Unified School District health provisions, children are required to have the following immunizations before they can attend school. Proof of immunization is required prior to admission. Acceptable immunization records may include:
  • Original/copy of blue CSIR Card (California State Immunization Record) signed by school staff
  • CAIR Printout
  • Records from physician/clinic
  • Original/copy Yellow California Immunization Record
  • Out-of-state official school record



Updated immunization law for K-12 grade students under California Code of Regulations, Title 17, went into effect July 1, 2019. For more information, please go online to, which includes a link to the new law and frequently asked questions about the new immunization requirements.


If you have further questions, please consult your family physician, or telephone the Riverside County Public Health Department Immunization Branch toll free at 888-246-1215.

New K-12 Immunization Requirements:
(These immunization requirements apply to new admissions and transfers for all grades, including Transitional Kindergarten. A printer friendly copy in English and Spanish may be downloaded at right.)
Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
(DTap, DTP, Tdap, or Td)
5 doses:
  • 4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday.
  • 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.
  • Students starting 7th grade need 1 dose (Whooping cough booster usually given at 11 years and up).
  • For 8th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.
Polio (OPV or IPV) 4 doses:
  • 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday.
Hepatitis B 3 doses:
  • Not required for 7th grade entry.
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) 2 doses:
  • Both given on or after 1st birthday.
Varicella (Chickenpox) 2 doses:
  • Usually given at ages 12 months and 4-6 years.
  • Required for ALL students starting 7th grade.
RECORDS California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization.