Pleasanton Unified School District
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Re: New immunization requirements for 2016
Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs,
including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for
entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because
their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child
already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization
checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. Please consult your
Health Care Provider if this applies to your student.
For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at:
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California
Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org, or contact your local health
department or county office of education.
Thank you for helping us to keep our children and community healthy.
Senior Director of Student Services
Susan Han, RN, MSN, Mary Anne Lindahl, RN, PHN, Tanya Mohan, RN
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