Shots for School
What is this service?
Parents must show proof of their child's immunizations prior to school admission. The Public Health Department offers a variety of vaccines, including those required by California schools.
Who can use this service?
California schools require immunization records for new K-12 students and all students advancing to 7th grade. Shots are available for MediCal-eligible or uninsured children at the Public Health Department. If you are unsure about whether you qualify, please call (805) 781-5500. Those with private insurance should see their pediatrician or pharmacist.
Is there a charge for this service?
The total cost for your visit is the vaccine fee plus the office visit fee. Some vaccinations require multiple doses. See a full list of vaccine fees.
You may be eligible for no-cost services with Medi-Cal, CenCal, Medicare, or the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program.
Payment is due at time of visit. We accept cash, check, debit/credit cards (except American Express), Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield PPO. Many travel vaccines are not covered by insurance. Fees are subject to change as our cost for vaccine can change at any time.
What is the process?
Step 1: Determine which vaccinations you need
Students Admitted at Ages 4-6 years Need These Immunizations:
Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) —5 doses
Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
Hepatitis B—3 doses
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—2 doses
Varicella (Chickenpox)—1 dose
Students Admitted at Ages 7-17 Years Need These Immunizations:
Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—4 doses
Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose (2 doses required at 7th grade)
Varicella (chickenpox) —1 dose (ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)
Tetanus, Diphtheria,and Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose on or after the 7th birthday
For more detail and to determine the ones you need, check out the CDC's recommended vaccine schedule or shotsforschool.org.
Step 2: Call for an Appointment
Contact our office at (805) 781-5500 to schedule an appointment. Let them know which vaccines you'll need.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Public Health Department
2191 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
286 South 16th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433
Tel: (805) 473-7050
Fax: (805) 474-7473
723 Walnut Drive Paso Robles, CA 93446
Tel: (805) 237-3050
Fax: (805) 237-3057