The following is the Mt. Diablo Unified School District's policy regarding immunizations.
New Immunization Law
The state of California has passed a new law (AB 354) requiring that all students in grades 7 to 12 have a Tdap booster (tetanus, diptheria & pertussis) before July, 2011. Please bring written verification that your child has had a Tdap shot since the age of 10 years old to the school office. Students will not be allowed to attend school next August without this booster.
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AR5131.1 - Immunizations
Exemption from immunization requirements is allowed when: (Health and Safety Code 120365, 120370, 120375; CCR 6051)
1. The student's parent/guardian states in writing by completing and signing the California School Immunization Record that immunization is contrary to his/her beliefs.
(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)
2. The student's parent/guardian provides a written statement by a licensed physician that the physical condition or medical circumstances of the student are such that immunization is unsafe or is permanently not indicated
However, if there is good cause to believe that the student has been exposed to one of the following communicable diseases, the student may be temporarily excluded from school until the local health officer is satisfied that the student is no longer at risk of developing the disease. (Health and Safety Code 120365)
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)