New California Law: Day Care Worker Immunization Requirement

The California Governor signed a law on October 11 that requires day care workers to be immunized against pertussis, measles, and influenza. Failure to maintain accurate records will be treated like any other violation of licensure requirements. The new law, which goes into effect September 1, 2016, was sponsored by the Health Officers Association of California and will protect children in California’s day care centers and family day care homes against dangerous communicable diseases. It also allows local health departments to include day care workers in their annual summer vaccination campaigns.

For more information about the law, view the Fact Sheet for Day Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes.

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