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Required Immunizations

Children must have their immunizations before they can attend school in California.  Parents must present their child's Immunization Record to the school staff prior to admission as proof of immunization.  Health care providers are required to give or update the parent's copy of the child's Immunization Record whenever these immunizations are administered.  Children who have not completed all immunizations will be admitted if they are up-to-date, provided they obtain the next vaccines when due.


Requirements for School Entry (K-12)

  • Polio - 4 doses, but 3 doses are enough if at least one was given after the 4th birthday.
  • DTP/DtaP/DT/Td - 5 doses at any age, but 4 doses meet requirements for ages 4-6 years if the last dose was given on or after the 4th birthday. ***A Tdap booster will be required for children entering 7th - 12th grades in 2011-12 only.  Beginning July 1, 2012, all students entering 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.***
  • MMR - 2 doses for Kindergarten entry, both given on or after the 1st birthday.
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses for Kindergarten entry.
  • Varicella - 1 dose for Kindergarten entry.

From the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools


Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us!

The following health information is available here for review.  The procedures listed below are to be followed when your child is ill.

  • Check your child for sign of illness in the morning before sending him to school.
  • Be alert for early signs of illness, such as fever, cough, decreased appetite, watering eyes, change in behavior, loose stools, and nasal discharge.  Please keep your child at home if these symptoms occur.
  • If your child has had a fever above 100 degrees, vomitting, or diarrhea within the past 24 hours, he should not be sent to school until these symptoms have been gone for 24 hours.
  • Please contact your physician if your child has been seriously ill.  Early treatment may prevent more serious illness.
  • If you take your child to a physician, please get a release from the doctor before you send your child back to school.
  • If your child has a communicable or infectious disease, please notify the teacher or school nurse immediately so that appropriate measures may be taken to protect other children in the class.
  • If your child should become ill at school, the teacher or nurse will notify you or your emergency contact.  Please make sure that the teacher has up-to-date  telephone numbers.
  • If your child has an illness that is potentially dangerous to himself or others, you will be called to come to school and get him.  Sick children may not remain at school.
  • If a child continues to come to school with symptoms of illness or if needed medical attention is neglected, the child may be excluded from school at the discretion of the school administration according to Education Code 48221.

Please do not hesitate to contact the teacher, school nurse or principal if you have any questions regarding these recommendations.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunization Requirements for Students


Whooping cough (pertussis) was widespread in California during 2010.  The California Department of Public Health recommends that all Californians 10 years and older receive a booster shot against pertussis (also known as "Tdap").  Moreover, Assembly Bill 354, now chaptered into California law, requires students to be immunized against pertussis.


For the 2014-15 school year only, all students entering 7th - 12th grades will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.  This requirement:

  • Began July 2, 2011.
  • Can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 10th birthday.
  • Applies to all public and private schools.
  • Does not affect students enrolled in summer school.

From July 2, 2012 and beyond, all student entering 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.

The State of California requires that all students have a physical examination performed by a physician within 18 months of starting 1st grade.  If your child has a physical exam done after March 1st of the year he starts Kindergarten, this will fulfill this requirement.  If your child has a physical prior to March 1st of the year he starts Kindergarten, or if he is retained in Kindergarten for another year, another physical exam will be required prior to the beginning of 1st grade.  Please stop by the school office for the doctor's form or download the form below.

To make sure your child is ready for school, California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31st in either Kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his first year in public school.  Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement.  The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.  Please click on the form below to download the form for the dentist office.

The Center for Disease Control recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu).  The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year.  But if you get the flu, there are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat your illness.  Early treatment is especially important for the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women.  Finally, everyday preventive actions may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose,throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  This will block the spread of droplets from your mouth or nose that could contain germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading illness.  Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care or for other necessities.  Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice.  This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.


Kids Come First Community Clinic serves families on Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, IEHP or Molina members, and those with no insurance.  They provide low-cost, high quality primary health care for children and youth, ages 0-18.

  • Low Cost Vaccine Clinic Every Wednesday 1:30pm-3:30pm (walk-ins)
  • Tuberculosos (TB) Testing
  • Well Child check-ups and Sport Physicals
  • Weight management and nutrition classes
  • Asthma classes
  • Insurance Application Assistance - Covered California Program and more
  • Community Resources
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Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm 

Thursdays 10:30am - 6:30pm

Please call for an appointment (walk-ins accepted if time permits)


1556 S Sultana Ave

Ontario, CA 91761

(909) 984-7384

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Water of Life Community Outreach, along with First 5 San Bernardino, offer free health care, education and mobile medical clinics each week of the month.  Below is listed the schedule and locations of this community outreach.  Hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm.  For more information, please call (909) 463-0103 ext 808.


1st Saturday of every month - Fontana

Water of LIfe Community Church

7625 East Ave

Fontana, CA 92336

Free immunizations and well checks for children, parent education and resources available


2nd Saturday of every month - Ontario

Hope Chapel

119 Belmont Ave.

Ontario, CA 91761

Free immunizations and well checks available for children and their families


3rd Saturday of every month - San Bernardino

1st Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino

1900 D Street

San Bernardino, CA 92405

Adult health care and children/family education available


4th Saturday of every month - Fontana

Mountain View Community Church

8833 Palmetto Ave.

Fontana, CA 92336

Adult health care and children/family education available, free immunizations and well checks available