Immunization Policy 2016

Dear CCC community,

As you may be aware, the state of California has enacted a new law regarding immunizations, Senate Bill 277, requiring all children enrolled in California schools, public or private, to be immunized according to the California Department of Public Health.

In response to this bill, The Children’s Center at Caltech has revised its policy regarding immunizations. Starting January 1st, 2016, all children attending the CCC must be vaccinated according to the schedule put forth by the California Department of Public Health, or on track to completing this schedule per their most recent immunizations. Personal Belief Exemptions previously received will no longer be valid moving forward from this date. If we do not have a current vaccination record for your child demonstrating the most current immunizations received, it will affect your enrollment at the CCC.

Medical exemptions will be accepted if they meet the following guidelines: a parent or guardian must submit a written statement from a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) which states that the physical condition or medical circumstances of the child are such that the required immunization(s) is not indicated, include which vaccines are being exempted, whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary and the expiration date, if the exemption is temporary.

CCC immunization records must to be kept up to date in each child’s file every quarter. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide CCC with a current record of their child’s immunization so if your child has recently been vaccinated please make a copy (photo copies can also be made in the CCC office) and provide it to the office.

Thank you in advance for you corporation.

The CCC Administration Team