The new requirement incorporates adolescent vaccinations from the Bureau for Public Health Interpretive Rule, and adopts the most current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the release states.
“Immunizations are a vital part of public health and help make sure our students are free from preventable communicable diseases,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. “We must take every step we can to keep our children as safe and healthy as possible, and immunizations are essential.
A healthy child is one who is in school and can learn.”
The West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health have collaborated to communicate the new requirements with schools, school nurses, health services directors, superintendents, attendance directors, school counselors and building administrators.