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Chico Unified School District


Chico Unified School District

Welcome to the Office of Health Services

Welcome to the Office of Health Services

Our goal is to supply families with information to help keep our students safe and healthy. By utilizing state-mandated immunizations, screenings and safety procedures we are able to take a collaborative approach to ensuring the well-being, growth and educational success of every student.
Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements


Children must be immunized for:
  • MMR - Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German measles)
  • Polio
  • DTaP - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough),
  • Hepatitis B and
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
State law requires students beginning Kindergarten have all required immunizations.  Students missing immunizations will not be able to start school until we received these records.


Sixth-graders must have the Tdap immunization (for whooping cough). This is required before the beginning of seventh grade.
The Tdap immunization can be received through your child’s health care provider.  Local pharmacies also offer the shot.  If you feel your student may qualify for free immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program, contact Butte County Public Health for an appointment. 
If your child has already received the Tdap immunization, please sent a copy of the shot record to your child's school.

Butte County Immunization Resources

Vaccination Options

There are several possible sites for obtaining school vaccinations. Please contact the facility directly for additional information, requirements and to confirm availability.
  • AMPLA Health
  • Butte County Public Health Department
  • Northern Valley Indian Health

Public Health Resources

Health Information Resources

Health Information Resources

Head Lice

Head lice is common in Preschool and elementary aged children. Please reference Chico Unified School District's Board Policy regarding Head Lice - View BP 5141.33


According to the Butte County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020. There are ongoing investigations to learn more.
Patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: fever, cough and shortness of breath. CDC believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.


Norovirus is a common cause of viral gastroenteritis ("stomach flu") outbreaks, but it is not related to flu or influenza.
It is very important that students do NOT return to school until at least 24-48 hours after symptoms have subsided.


Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing.
Resource Page - Measles

The measles virus can live for up to 1 hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected. However, measles does not survive more than 1 hours outside the human body.

Infected people can spread measles to others from four days before through four days after the rash appears.

Measles is a disease of humans; measles virus is not spread by any other animal species
Facts About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Our top priority is the safety of our students, staff and families. We are closely monitoring updates from the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD)the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Education (CDE).
We are currently preparing by:
  • Utilizing disinfectant products that have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (as recommended by the CDC)
Learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19):