Students without proper immunization paperwork were turned away from the first day of classes in both the Bakersfield City School District and the Kern High School, district officials confirmed with 23ABC News.
California Senate Bill 277, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last year, requires all students to get vaccinations before starting school; the law took effect July 1, 2016.
BCSD said district officials have been calling parents of students without immunizations for the past two months, but on the first day of classes on Wednesday, at least one school had several students turned away due to lack of proper vaccine paperwork -- creating confusion for their parents, a district spokesperson told 23ABC.
BCSD also said their vaccine supplies are running low; they've already run out of the Varicella vaccine, officials said.
KHSD's Nursing Services division also confirmed that some students have been turned away, but it wasn't immediately known how many.
The San Joaquin Community Hospital is offering a free Children's Mobile Immunization Program through the rest of August throughout the city:
August 18 - East Hills Mall (West -parking lot)- 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
August 20 - Baby and Child Expo at Rabobank Theater and Convention Center - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 24 - New Life Church (parking lot) - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
August 25 - Vallarta Supermarket (parking lot) - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
August 29 - NOR-Riverview Park (parking lot) - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
August 30 - Barker Square Center (parking lot) - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.