Immunizations for School-aged Children
As per the Code of Virginia and state legislation, the school division must comply with all requirements for immunizations as pertaining to school age children. There are specific regulations for DPT, Polio, MMR, Hepatitis B and Varicella. In July 2006, legislation was passed requiring a pertussis booster for students entering 6th grade. Lack of compliance with vaccine requirements can result in students being excluded from school until compliance, or a plan for compliance, is achieved.