New Immunization Law SB 277

in effect as of January 1, 2016

Please note:

  • Personal belief exemptions (including philosophical and religious exemptions) are no longer accepted for entrance into California schools.
  • Properly completed personal beliefs exemption on file for a child already attending child care or school in California will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade.
  • Personal belief exemption filed from another state or country is not valid if student is transferring to a California school after January 1, 2016.
  • Properly completed medical exemptions for immunizations will be allowed for students when it has been issued by a licensed physician.
  • Students who do not have a valid personal belief exemption cannot register for school in California unless they show proof of obtaining the required vaccines for their age.
  • Copies of all waivers (personal beliefs transferring in from another California district and new medical waivers) must be sent to Adrienne Lenhoff RN at or faxed to 858.573.5975.
  • For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: Please contact Eileen Griffiths RN at or Adrienne Lenhoff RN at alenhoff@sandi.netif you have any questions about this new law.
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