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Federal vaccination laws
No US federal vaccination laws exist, but all 50 states have laws requiring children attending public school to be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (generally in a DTaP vaccine); polio (an IPV vaccine); measles and rubella (generally in an MMR vaccine); and varicella (chickenpox). July 18, 2018
California Department of Public Health
K-12 Immunization Guide
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California State Vaccine Requirements

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Your child should stay home if:
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Has more than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea
  • Your child is unable to participate in school due to:
    • Being tired
    • Lack of appetite
    • Frequently coughing or sneezing
    • Severe sore throat - especially if the sore throat is accompanied by a headache, stomach ache, or rash. If your child has these symptoms, call your doctor. The child may have strep throat without a fever
24 hour rule:
  • Keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medicine.
  • Keep your child home until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Keep your child home until 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics.