Honaker Elementary School
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Health Requirements for 2023-2023 Enrollment
Parents and Guardians of RCPS Students, The following immunization requirements will apply to all students (in-person and virtual) attending Russell County Public Schools for the 2022/2023 school year. The Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 1090 which effectively requires Virginia’s immunization recommendations and requirements to coincide with the recommendations of the Centers for Disability Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
What are the changes regarding kindergarten school entry vaccination requirements? Before children enter kindergarten they now need two properly spaced doses of the hepatitis A vaccine (HAV). The first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older. The HAV vaccine requirement is an addition to the existing kindergarten vaccine requirements according to the ACIP vaccine schedule. Prior to the law going into effect children entering kindergarten were not required to have the HAV vaccine. With the new requirements, are students in first grade and above required to receive the HAV vaccine doses? No, rising first-grade students and above will be considered “grandfathered” and will not be required to receive the HAV vaccine doses. If a first-grade student comes to Virginia from out of state, will they be required to have the HAV vaccine doses for school entry? No, the first-grader is not required to have the Hep A series, however, it is recommended. If a Kindergarten student presents with only one dose of the HAV vaccine on the first day of school, can the student receive a conditional enrollment? Yes, the student can receive a conditional enrollment as long as the student has received the first dose of the HAV 2-dose series. The conditional enrollment period is 180 days.
Seventh (7th) Grade Requirements
What are the changes regarding seventh-grade school entry vaccination requirements? Children entering seventh grade are required to present proof of their first dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, one booster of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine (Tdap), and their first dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). All are required for both boys and girls before entering the seventh grade. If a student is missing the HPV vaccine, will they be allowed to attend school? A parent or guardian has the right to decide if a child receives the HPV vaccine. A student is allowed to attend school and be missing HPV. Parents are encouraged to discuss this with their healthcare provider.
HONAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 744
50 Honaker Elementary Rd.
HONAKER, VA 24260
Fax: (276) 991-4396
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