New Law Changes Immunization Requirements

New Law Changes Immunization Requirements

January 29, 2016 at 7:26 PM

New law changes immunization requirements

Immunization Law SB 277 took effect Jan. 1 and now requires all students to be immunized at the entry grade-level points of kindergarten and seventh grade. 

Personal Belief Exemptions, or PBEs, will no longer be offered.

A PBE previously filed for enrolled students before 2016 will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or seventh grade.

That means a PBE already on file will be valid for current elementary students through sixth grade and for current secondary students through high school.

Homeschooling or independent study programs without classroom-based instructions are not subject to the immunization requirements.

More information about SB277 is available at the California Department of Public Health’s website at


We would like this information (or a version of it) on each school website. Please work with your School Nurse & Principal in creating one for your site.

Please contact me with any questions & Thank You!


Jeanne Prandini, RN, MSN, CPNP

Director of Nursing Services

Clovis Unified School District

(559) 327-9465

(559) 327-9474 FAX

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