All CHAD majors are required to complete CHAD 496: Observation and Assessment Lab at the Center for Children and Families (CCF on campus). CHAD majors must complete the backgound check and immunization requirements no more than one year and no later than 3 weeks from the start of the semester in which they take the CHAD 496 course.
ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE STUDENT TO THE CCF. THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY NOT/WILL NOT TAKE THE DOCUMENTATION AS PER CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE GUIDELINES.
The Center for Children and Families (CCF) now requires students who are in contact with infants and toddlers to demonstrate full immunization to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Students can demonstrate this by providing proof of immunity.
STEP 1: Get Written Proof of Immunity
You must be able to provide medical documentation signed by a physician or nurse that you either had the diseases or the immunization for Measles and Rubella. You must have had the immunization:
1) after January 1, 1968, or
2) after your first birthday.
Documentation can include a physician's verification of immunization records or a copy of a laboratory blood test proving you are immune to measles and rubella.
STEP 2: Provide Proof of Immunity to the Center for Children and Families (CCF)
You must submit the proof that you have been immunized against measles and rubella with TWO (2) doses of MMR by bringing your records to the CCF no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which you are enrolled in CHAD 496 or another course that requires contact with minors at the CCF.
CCF Address: 453 La Moree, San Marcos, CA 92078
STEP 3: If you don't have proof of immunity to MMR you can:
Make an appointment to receive the MMR vaccination. Or you can make an appointment for an MMR titer blood test to check the immunity levels for measles and rubella at the Student Health and Counseling Center on campus. There is a fee for both the vaccine and the titer. Please call to check with Student Health for prices.
Anyone under the age of 18 will need to bring in our signed parental minor consent form before immunization can be given at SHCS. (Information adapted from SHCS website)