Pertussis Immunization Requirements for Students
Please use this section to familiarize yourself with the Health Services and policies of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.
School Nurse Services and Policies
Throughout the SMMUSD, school nurses work with parents, administrators, teachers, counselors and individual students to assist families and staff with a variety of health concerns.
To enter or transfer into public and private elementary and secondary schools (grades K through 12), children under the age of 18 years must be immunized for specified conditions. WRITTEN documentation for the immunization requirements MUST be provided. Parent recall is not accepted.
All SMMUSD Health Forms are available here.
State law requires that for each child enrolling in the first grade, the parent must present a certificate, signed by a physician, verifying that the child has received a physical examination within the last 18 months. If your child does not receive this exam, you must file with the school district a waiver stating the reasons you are unable to obtain such services. You must understand that your child may be sent home if you fail to provide the certificate or waiver, or if your child is suspected to be suffering from a contagious disease. You may find it convenient to have your child immunized at the same time that the physical examination is conducted. [EC 49450; Health and Safety Code 124085, 124100, 124105, 120475]
These services may be available to you at no cost through the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP).For information, you may contact:
Westside Women’s Health Center
1711 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405