Central California Alliance for Health | Living Healthy | June 2020

HEALTHY A newsletter for the members of Central California Alliance for Health Volume 26, Issue 2 JUNE 2020 Standard U.S. Postage PAID Merced, CA Permit No. 1186 Central California Alliance for Health 1600 Green Hills Road, Suite 101 Scotts Valley, CA 95066 Get a head start on the school year Add vaccines to your checklist The school year has now ended, but think back to last year. Do you remember the weeks leading up to the start of the school year? Were you caught by surprise to learn that your child could not start school without certain vaccines? Were you stuck on your child’s doctor’s phone line the week—or day!—before school, waiting to get an appointment to get your child vaccinated? Or maybe your doctor ran out of appointment slots and your child had to miss the first day of school? Don’t repeat last year’s experience. Get a head start on the school year. If you are unsure whether your child needs vaccines, or if you have not received notice from your child’s school, it is best to call your child’s doctor to schedule an appointment. Your child will need vaccinations, starting as early as preschool, throughout their educational journey. As of 2016, parents are not able to file an immunization exemption for their child to enter school. FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit shotsforschool.org . New school requirements started in 2019! ●  ● Kindergarten: In addition to polio, DTap, Hep B and MMR, an extra varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is needed for starting kindergarten. ●  ● Seventh grade: In addition to all vaccines above, Tdap and proof of varicella (chickenpox) will be required to start seventh grade.