Making sure your family is fully immunized means there will be less risk of disease at home or in the classroom. By adhering to the California immunization requirements, CMP will remain compliant with California and County immunization laws. As a reminder, the vaccination laws are a Sacramento and El Dorado County Public Health Department requirement, this law remains in effect, and CMP campuses are subject to annual review if an overall immunization rate of less than 95% is reported.
Are your children up-to-date on their shots? Check the Immunization Schedule for kids age 0-18. Students that need to get caught up on routine vaccinations, and not currently on campus, can do so by providing your campus office team a delayed vaccination schedule “catch-up schedule” (see Table D of 17 CCR section 6035). Please make an appointment with your child’s licensed physician and request a complete vaccine schedule, with upcoming appointment dates, reflecting every missed vaccination. CMP is required to review the immunization records and schedule your physician provides until all the remaining required vaccine doses have been met. Doses cannot be missed within the schedule provided. Please note, if you have a 7th grader overdue for Tdap, California law requires this be completed prior to coming onto a school campus. For more information on catch-up schedules, also referred to as a conditional admission vaccine schedule, schedule requirements and campus restrictions if overdue for routine vaccines, please go to www.shotsforschool.org.
Please also note, there are new regulations regarding medical exemptions. Licensed physicians will now be responsible for issuing an electronic standardized medical exemption certificate directly through the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). As of January 1, 2021, this standardized form will be the only documentation of a medical exemption that schools and daycares may accept. Students who have an existing medical exemption, issued before January 1, 2021, may continue with enrollment in school until the child enrolls in the next "grade span." Grade spans are defined as birth to preschool, kindergarten (including TK) to grade 6, and grades 7-12. Once a student reaches the next grade span, a new medical exemption will need to be processed in CAIR with your physician. Please see https://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/exemptions/ for more information.
Thank you in advance for helping keep our schools, teachers, staff and community safe!
CMP Student Services Coordinator