Immunizations

Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. These immunization requirements also apply to students entering transitional kindergarten.

Students Admitted at Ages 7-17 Years Need These Immunizations:
  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—3 doses
    (4 doses required if last one was given before 2nd birthday)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose
    (2 doses required at 7th grade)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
    (Admission at ages 7-12 years need 1 dose; ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria,and Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose at 7th grade or out-of-state transfer admission at 8th–12thgrades
    (1 dose on or after the 7th birthday)
 
Students Admitted at Ages 4-6 years Need These Immunizations:
  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) —5 doses
    (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • Hepatitis B—3 doses
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—2 doses
    (Both given on or after 1st birthday)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)—1 dose
 
 
California schools are required to check immunization records for students ages 4-6 years, upon advancement or admission into 7th grade, and for students transferring from out-of-state at any age. Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
 
All students entering 7th grade will need proof of a whooping cough booster (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall.Whooping  cough is an illness that is easy to catch and can be severe and last for months. The protection received from early childhood shots wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible to the illness. A Tdap booster shot can protect students, schools, and communities against this disease.

Plan Ahead for this 7th Grade Requirement!
No Tdap vaccine clinic will be offered at school this year.
How to get the shot:
  • Free at Plumas County Public Health Department if you have MediCal or have no insurance that covers vaccines. Call 283-6330 for an appointment.
  • Private pay @ Plumas County Public Health Department if not eligible for above. Call 283-6330 for an appointment.
  • Your family healthcare provider, the cost may vary depending on insurance coverage.
  • Rite Aid (283-1809), Quincy Drug (283-4080), Portola Village Pharmacy (832-4218) and Lassen Drug Store (258-2261) are charging around $65.00 (flat fee for vaccine only) and will bill your insurance.