Immunization Policy

COVID-19 Vaccine: as of now, the COVID-19 Vaccine is not mandatory for California’s school children, and a specific timeframe has yet to be implemented by the state. Information will be posted on ShotsforSchool.org as it comes available.

The State of California School Attendance Law requires that all children entering school comply with the Department of Health regulations summarized below. California School Immunization Record forms are completed upon registration. California School Immunization Law* requires that all children entering school for the first time submit evidence of their completed immunizations. It also requires that schools submit annual immunization reports to the state.

*Note to all applicants: please visit www.shotsforschool.org in order to find out about immunization requirements to attend public and private school in California. For more information on medical exemptions, visit www.shotsforschool.org/laws/exemptions/.

Required immunizations entering preschool (Rosebud, Primrose) include:
• Polio
• DTP or DtaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
• MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
• HiB
• Hep B
• Varicella (chickenpox)

Required immunizations entering TK/Kindergarten through 8th grade include:
• Polio
• DTP or DtaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
• MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
• Hep B
• Varicella (chickenpox)

Requirements may vary depending on the age and grade of the entering student.

New students must have their first doses of the above vaccinations, with no more due in order to start class. Subsequent doses are due based on the State’s timeline (a delayed schedule between you and your physician will not be accepted in the State of California). 

Click here to view the timeline for Preschool

Click here to view the timeline for TK/Kindergarten through 12 grade.

The Waldorf School of Mendocino County complies with all California vaccination and reporting laws and encourages parents to make informed vaccination decisions in partnership with their family health care provider. The school operates in accordance with California Health & Safety Code 120325(c), in which the legislature provides “exemptions from immunization for medical reasons.” Assembly Bill (AB) 2109 requires documentation that health care practitioners have informed parents about vaccines and diseases.

In the case of an outbreak, children who are not fully immunized may be temporarily excluded from attending school. More details are available at the website: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/

Please contact our administrator, Jessy Jane Pope, should you have specific questions about immunizations.