Back-to-school Immunizations

To protect the health of youth in our care, LAUSD follows certain immunization requirements. Here’s an overview of what parents need to know before the beginning of the school year:

What immunizations are required for a child to register for school?
LAUSD and the Los Angeles County Health Department require that complete health and immunization records for incoming kindergartners and new students be presented in written form and authorized or signed by a public health clinic, health care provider or private doctor before a student can begin attending classes.

What are the whooping cough immunization requirements?
All LAUSD students entering seventh grade will need proof of a T-dap booster shot before starting school on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The law requires students without proof of receiving the whooping cough (T-dap or pertussis) vaccination to be “excluded” from classes. The immunization has been mandated by the state of California because of an epidemic of this highly contagious bacterial disease among teenagers.

LAUSD is offering whooping cough booster shots for eligible children. Click here for more information. (Eligible children include those who receive Medi-Cal, who are of Native American descent and who have no insurance.)