CHILDHOOD VACCINE REQUIREMENTS UPDATE

CHILDHOOD VACCINE REQUIREMENTS UPDATE

Dear Parents/Guardians of Rising 12th Grade students,

To align with current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, the 2020 General Assembly passed House Bill 1090 which amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care centers, nursery schools, family home daycare, or developmental center. 

This legislation becomes effective July 1, 2021, and amends the Code of Virginia § 32.1-46.A.4 to require: 

● Two properly spaced doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The first dose shall be administered prior to entry to the seventh grade. The second dose shall be administered prior to entry to the twelfth grade.

For more information, please contact your school’s nurse. Also, The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has a list of frequently asked questions to address any concerns you may have.