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Resources for Schools

The Disease Control unit of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Public Health Division, provides schools with information and resources to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Health Resources for Youths

Health Resources for Teens (For Teen Eyes Only)

Community Immunization Clinics and Clinical Services in Sonoma County (pdf)

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School Immunization Resources

New and updated resources on school immunization. The following list includes resources that many staff find helpful when reviewing records:

California Immunization Handbook (aka Blue Book)

Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry | Spanish

Tool for Determining Admission Status K-12 (new!)

Parents’ Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry | Spanish | Chinese | Russian

Letter to Parents: Immunizations Needed | Spanish

Vaccine Acronyms and Abbreviations (new!)

Senate Bill 277 Frequently Asked Questions | Spanish | Russian

No Shots? No Records? No School. poster | Spanish

EpiPens for Schools

EpiPen Voluntary Recall
posted May 16, 2017

EpiPen Voluntary Recall - What You Need to Know
Update on Meridian's Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen Auto-Injector

Source: Mylan Specialty L.P.

This program is for Sonoma County schools only. Schools located in other counties should contact their local health department to inquire about similar programs.

BioRidge Pharma has an EpiPen for schools programthat allows qualified schools to obtain up to four free EpiPen Auto-Injectors. NOTE: The County posts the link to this program as a courtesy to schools, however the County is not associated in any way with BioRidge Pharma.

Sonoma County Public Health will provide the prescription you need for the pharmacy of your choice. We are unable to handle your ordering process with BioRidge. Please refer to the BioRidge information on obtaining EpiPens.

To order from BioRidge the school representative will need to:

  1. Request an EpiPen prescription from the Disease Control Unit using our "Request an EpiPen Prescription" online form.
  2. Log onto EpiPen for schools program and follow the instructions provided. Contact person at BioRidge is Kristina Paich info@bioridgepharma.com.

To order just a prescription from the county the school representative will need to:

  1. Request an EpiPen prescription from the Disease Control Unit using our "Request an EpiPen Prescription" online form.
  2. Pick up at Public Health or request call into pharmacy and provide pharmacy information.

Public Health Programs

Immunizations in Sonoma County

Public Health Disease Control Unit

Related Links

California Department of Education: Health Services & School Nursing

2016 New State Law

SB277: Personal Beliefs Exemptions

Beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.

About the Law

Immunization Laws: Exemptions to Immunization Requirements
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Text of SB 277: Public health: vaccinations

Frequently Asked Questions

English | Spanish
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Questions?

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Contact

For more information about Disease Control, please contact:
Disease Control Unit
DHS - Public Health Division
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4567
Fax: (707) 565-4565
Ask a Disease Control Nurse

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