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Come to Riverside Medical Clinics for the School Vaccinations You Need

August 31, 2016


In addition to new backpacks and supplies, make sure you put vaccinations on your back-to-school list. With California’s new vaccine law in effect, it’s time to get your children up-to-date on the shots they need for school.

The state requires that children must be inoculated against 10 diseases in order to attend public school. And, as we’ve seen in recent news reports, students have been turned away at the door if they did not have the proper shots on their first day back.

The law specifically mandates vaccination documentation for kindergarteners and seventh graders, which are considered the two milestones in children’s immunization schedule. In addition, the personal belief or religious exemption has been removed, which means you need a doctor’s explanation for any exemption.


The 10 required vaccines are:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Diphtheria
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (bacterial meningitis)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus

Don’t let cost be a barrier. Riverside Medical Clinic will work with you to find coverage, either through your health insurance or the national Vaccines for Children program.

Riverside Medical Clinic is the largest provider of ambulatory care in the Inland Empire. With multiple locations, you’re sure to find a clinic close to you. Visit www.riversidemedicalclinic.com to see. The pediatric physicians at Riverside Medical Clinic strive to offer children and young adults world-class care with highly qualified pediatricians, conveniently located in the same building as our other physicians. For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Riverside Medical Clinic Pediatrics Department, please call (951) 782-3602.

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