The State of California and Santa Clara County require all students to fulfill a number of health requirements before they can enter school. 

  1. Health Examination for School Entry (CHDP Report) 
    • California law requires a health assessment 18 months before or up to 90 days after enrolling in first grade
  2. Immunizations Required for School Entry
    • To enter into public and private schools, children under age 18 must have these immunizations
  3. TB Risk Assessment for School Entry 
    • Santa Clara County Schools, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
  4. Oral Health Assessment
    • A dental check-up is required by May 31st of a student's first year in a California public school

Required Immunization

California schools are required to check immunization records for students ages 4-6 years old, upon advancement or admission into the 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. These immunization requirements also apply to students entering transitional kindergarten.

Students admitted at ages 4-6 years 

Students starting 7th grade

  • TetanusDiphtheriaPertussis (Tdap) — 1 dose (Whooping cough booster usually given on or after the 7th birthday)
  • Measles - containing vaccine (MMR) — 2 doses (Usually given at 12 months of age and 4-6 years of age) First dose must have been given on or after the 1st birthday 

New admissions to the 7th grade who have not received any prior immunizations, must also meet the requirements of ages 7-17 as outlined below.

Students admitted at ages 7-17 years require

  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td) — 4 doses (3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)
  • MeaslesMumps, 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)
  • TetanusDiphtheria,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)

If you have questions please contact Sandra Jaimez Gutierrez, Health Services Administrative Assistant at 650-833-4240 or

Immunization Clinics

Minute Clinic
Located inside some CVS & Walgreens Pharmacies 

May View Community Health Centers
(650) 327-8717
270 Grant Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94306
Call for Clinic Hours: 650-327-8717

100 Moffett Boulevard #101
Mountain View, CA  94043
Call for Clinic Hours: 650-695-3323

Mountain View RotaCare Free Clinic
(650) 988-8203 or (650) 988-7763
1174 Castro Street, Suite 150
(Castro Commons Professional Building)
Mountain View, CA 94043

Call for Clinic Hours

  • Bring your child's Immunization Record.
  • Free health care is offered to adults and children who do not have insurance, Medi-Cal, or Medicare.  Call for Clinic Hours First come, first served.

Mobile Health Van of Redwood City
(650) 573-2786
Call for times, dates and locations

Ravenswood Family Health Center
(650) 330-7400
1798-A Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA  94301

Call for Clinic Hours