Sunday, March 06, 2016

Seattle Schools Notice on Vaccinations

From SPS Communications:
School vaccination regulations in Washington state have changed for the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

The Washington State Department of Health now requires two doses of chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine for all students in grades K through 12.

Students who do not have two doses of vaccine by the start of classes in September, 2016, could be excluded from school.

8 comments:

Po3 said...

What about students who had the chicken pox?

Anonymous said...

I think this is because they are finding that kids who were vaccinated need a booster later. I think if you had it, you can say so.

HP

Anonymous said...

Isn't this just a natural consequence of the vaccine having been around for over a decade? That it's now feasible to expect that most high school students will have had the vaccine?

-seems reasonable

Anonymous said...

I smell a law suit coming. SPS can get ready to pay for students to be home school.

Big pharam

Melissa Westbrook said...

Lawsuit? When it's the law and you can still opt out? Hmm

Po3 said...

No lawsuits, you can still submit certificate of exemption for all immunizations.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/348-106_CertificateofExemption.pdf

Also, note that language is "could be excluded from school" not "will be" excluded.

lowell parent said...

Sick and tired of the anti-vaccination movement. If you don't want to vaccinate your kid, they should be excluded from school.

lowell parent said...

Sick and tired of the anti-vaccination movement. If you don't want to vaccinate your kid, they should be excluded from school.