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Immunizations for Children

Immunization (Shot) Requirements

California State law requires that all students under age 18 years, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, be immunized against certain diseases unless they are exempt for medical reasons or because of personal beliefs.  At the time of registration, proof that your child is fully immunized, is up to date with immunizations, or if your child qualifies for an immunization exemption is required by the school.


Information on obtaining a permanent medical exemption or personal beliefs exemption for your child is available from the school nurse.


T-dap Information

Effective July 1, 2011, a new immunization requirement takes effect for student attending 7th through 12th.  The state is now requiring that students be immunized against pertussis, or whooping cough, as a condition to attend school. By State Law, students will not be allowed to attend school without this immunization.


Immunization Clinics

Rialto Unified School District offers free immunizations through the VFC Program to all school-age children that meet eligibility requirements at the Health Services office on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Thursday of the month.  Please call to schedule an appointment prior to bringing in your child for any immunizations.


If you child is eligible to receive immunizations from RUSD, parents/guardians need to bring the following documents to the appointment:


  • Parent/Guardian ID
  • Proof of Guardianship
  • Immunization Card


The district participates in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR), a countywide computer system that keeps track of immunizations (shots).  See the Immunizations box to the right for specific requirements


*Please note: If your child has medical insurance, please take your child to see their assigned pediatrician, family physician or medical clinic for immunizations or to make sure your child is fully immunized.


Additional Information

Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry - Grades K-12

County of San Bernardino Dept. of Public Health Immunization Services

Immunization Schedules

Shots for School

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

Immunzación en Español