School Health Requirements 2022-2023

What are the Health Requirements for School Entry?

Please confirm that you have these completed!

Please note that it is a family's responsibility to make sure their student is up to date on immunizations - even if they have not received a notice from the school.  Please check your student's record and compare with the requirements below. If you are missing any required immunizations or any doses of the required immunizations, please make an appointment with your clinic as soon as possible so that your student is not denied entry to school in August. If you are unsure, check with your student's clinic. If you do not have a clinic, please call (628) 217-6730 to register for all languages using interpreter services as soon as possible. 

What are the Health Requirements for School Entry? 

All students new to SFUSD

  1. Tuberculosis (TB) clearance within one year before entering SFUSD
  2. Required immunizations. Students must have at least one dose of every required vaccine and no deadline for any missing dose has passed.
  • Immunization Requirements by Grade

    TK-12 students

    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday)
    • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
    • Hepatitis B — 3 doses (not required for 7th grade entry)
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses (first dose given on or after 1st birthday) 
    • Varicella (chickenpox) — 2 doses

3. Physical examination for any TK, kindergartener or new first grader. This documentation should be submitted any time during the kinder year or before first grade. The date of the physical examination should be no earlier than 6 months before the start of the kinder year. A virtual visit with a physician counts as long as the physician is able to complete the health form based on the virtual visit. School Health and Oral Health Forms

Community Clinics

  • SF Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)/"Gateway")
    • Eligibility criteria: families with children and youth (ages 0-18yrs) who are uninsured (or underinsured) and low to moderate income
    • Can obtain temporary full-scope, no-cost Medi-Cal benefits at the time of service
    • Call to make an appointment:(628) 217-6730 for all languages using interpreter services.
    • Flyer: English | Spanish Chinese Vietnamese,Tagalog | Arabic
  • Teen Clinics for Primary Care and Immunizations (for students 12 years old and older)
  • SF Health Network New Patient Intake Line (Public or low cost clinics): Call to make an appointment  (415) 682-1740

This page was last updated on October 11, 2022