Immunization Policy

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.


Required immunizations include:

  • Polio
  • DTP or DtaP (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Hib
  • Hep B
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Requirements vary depending on the age and grade of the entering student. Additionally, all students entering the first grade are required to complete the Report of Health Examination for School Entry and all students entering the 7th grade are required to have and submit documentation of a Tdap booster.

Waldorf School Orange 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/