A letter from the Union School District:
To the Parents/Guardians of Transitional Kinder/Kindergarten, and incoming Seventh Graders
Subject: Children's Vaccinations, Personal Beliefs Exemption, and the New Law
The law new California State law, Senate Bill 277 will come into effect starting January 1, 2016.
All incoming Transitional Kinder/ Kindergarteners and Seventh graders will need to provide proof that they are fully immunized before school and entry at the start of the academic year 2016-2017.
The law will no longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal or religious beliefs.
However, personal or religious belief exemptions submitted before January 1, 2016 will remain valid until a student reaches transitional kinder/kindergarten or 7th grade.
The only exception to the law is a medical exemptions, where by a parent or guardian may submit a written signed statement from a licensed physician.
This may be a sensitive subject form many, but it is in accordance with the law. If you would like additional information about the California school immunization law, please visit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB277
The State Dept. of Public Health has also created a frequently asked questions page at http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/
Please contact the district nurses if you have further questions at 408.377.8010 ext. 44223 or
Mrs. Wu UMS health secretary 408.371.0366 email firstname.lastname@example.org