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Immunization Info

LAUSD only accepts Immunization Records or Medical Exemptions.
LAUSD does not accept Physician Waivers or Bloodwork Titers.
For Medical Exemptions, please Scroll Down.
Parents/Guardians must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization.
Students Admitted at TK/K-12 Need:
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and *Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
  • 4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday.
  • 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday. For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday (This is the typically the *Tdap that provides the Pertussis or Whooping Cough protection.).
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • Hepatitis B — 3 doses (Required for LAUSD)
  • **Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses
Parents’ Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry:
For More Immunization Information, LAUSD Webpage:
California Requirements and Immunization Information:
*Pertussis (or whooping cough) is a bacterial disease which in the year 2010 had an epidemic in California. Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable disease. The bacterium that causes pertussis is spread when individuals are in close contact to an infected person who coughs or sneezes. The early signs of disease are hard to distinguish from a common cold. The symptoms often worsen over several weeks and consist of severe coughing attacks and associated breathing problems.
**Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus (germ). This virus lives in the nose and throat. The virus spreads easily through the air when a sick person coughs or sneezes. The virus can also stay in the air and on surfaces for many hours. So, you can be infected by being in a room that a sick person was in or by touching an object that they've touched. Most people who have never been vaccinated against or sick with the measles will get it if they have contact with the virus. A person with measles can spread the disease to others even before they have any symptoms.
*CONDITIONAL ADMISSION: Children behind on their immunizations may be admitted conditionally if they are not currently due for immunizations or if they have a medical exemption. These children will need follow-up to make sure they receive the required immunizations as they become due. There are NO Personal Beliefs Exemptions allowed as of January 1, 2016.
Explains when your child is eligible to receive the next required shot. After receiving the next shot(s), please send a copy of the Shot Record with a Note (can be written on the Record itself) to explain that Catch Up Shot has been given. Send to School Nurse so that your child will not be excluded from School Attendance.
*MEDICAL EXEMPTION: LAUSD only accepts Immunization Records or CAIR-ME Medical Exemptions.
LAUSD does not accept Physician Waivers or Bloodwork Titers. Please note, the LAUSD Medical Exemption Form is no longer accepted.
NEW: Starting 01-01-2021, Parents are to submit to Schools a Copy of the Medical Exemption from the CAIR-ME.
The California Department of Public Health launched the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption CAIR-ME, in response to laws passed in 2019 (Senate Bills 276 and 714). CAIR-ME is used to request, issue, manage, and track medical exemptions from required vaccines for children attending school or childcare facilities. Starting January 1, 2021, the CAIR-ME website must be used for new medical exemptions.
Summary of the process for Medical Exemptions:
  1. Parents request a Medical Exemption through
  2. Create an account & log in. Parent enters all required information: Student name, School, Doctor info, and exemption(s) being requested (i.e. Varicella).
  3. The Systems sends a request to Physician for the Medical Exemption. The Physician reviews student info, school info. Enters exemption information (which immunizations are exempt and states why).
  4. The Physician completes Medical Exemption and generates a copy to send to Parent.
  5. Parent gives a Copy of the Medical Exemption to the School with the CAIR-ME # for Student.
  6. Once a school receives a Medical Exemption from a parent, the School Staff can request access to CAIR-ME using the Medical Exemption # number that was issued for that student by CAIR-ME. The school should email for access at [email protected]
You may read more about medical exemptions:
For a Parent Info sheet of the above Medical Exemption information: