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Health Information

Student Health Information

Orinda Union School District provides services to promote the wellness for every student. Services are provided by the school office secretaries who are supervised by a Registered Nurse licensed in California and certified in Public Health.

Students requiring care for injuries or sickness should go to the school office where their condition will be assessed and will be cared for accordingly. Office personnel will inform the parent for arrangements, to have the student sent home. A temperature of 100.5 degrees or more is an immediate reason to call parents.

The school should also be informed if your child has special health needs. It is helpful to know what medical treatment has taken place so that adjustments must be made in the child’s health program to meet his/her special needs at school. The Nurse is available to assist and give counsel to parents and teachers in regard to any health concerns.

Immunization Policy

California law requires all students enrolled in California Schools to have up-to-date records. The immunization policy each age level is as follows:

Immunization Dosage

4-6 Years Old Elementary School at TK/Kindergarten and above

7-17 Years Old Elementary or Secondary School

7th Grade

(OPV or IPV)

4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)

4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
(DTap, DTP, DT or Tdap)

5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) last dose was before 2nd birthday. At least one dose must be Tdap or DTap/STP given on or after 7th birthday for all 7th -12th

1 dose of Tdap (Or DTP/DTap given on or after the 7th birthday)


Measles, Mumps and Rubella
(MMR or MMR-V)

2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday. Only one dose of mumps and rubella vaccines are required if given separately)

Dose 1 dose (given on or after 1st birthday. Mumps vaccine is not required if given separately)

2 doses of MMR or any measles-containing vaccine (both doses given on or after 1st birthday)

Hepatitis B
(HepB or HBV)
3 doses
(Chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V or VZN)

2 doses for ages 7-12 years

2 doses for ages 13-17 years

For more information go to ShotsForSchool.

Special Exemptions: There are some special exemptions (waivers) allowed by the State (medical and/or personal beliefs). Personal Belief Exemptions will not be granted after 12/31/2015 per state law. These exemptions will be approved when the appropriate forms are completed.