CHA News Article

CDPH Reminds Parents to Check Vaccine Records

As students return to school, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccine records. California law requires students to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, as well as licensed child care centers. Schools and licensed child care centers are required to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records of all children enrolled and report student immunization status to CDPH. Last April, CDPH reported that vaccination rates were at record levels, with 96 percent of all children attending kindergarten in 2016-17 having received all required vaccines. For more information on immunization requirements for students, visit the Shots for School website.