Changes to State Immunization Rules for Schools and Child Cares Effective August 1, 2020
The State Board of Health (SBOH) has approved changes to Chapter 246-105 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) concerning school and child care immunization policy. These rules apply to all public and private school and licensed child care centers in Washington State
The update to Chapter 246-105 WAC has three major focuses:
- It now requires medically verified immunization records for school and child care entry.
- It clarifies conditional status in regards to school and child care immunization requirements and implementation.
- It changes the Tdap immunization requirement to 7th through 12th grades.
There are other small changes to the rule. Read the full rule. For more info visit: https://www.doh.wa.gov
Coronavius Resources: For parents have questions/concerns regarding this new coronavirus (called 2019-nCoV), Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is directing inquiries as follows:
- For an update on the coronavirus outbreak, go to SRHD’s website under featured news: https://srhd.org. Here are direct links to:
- Washington State Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- USDOE Infectious Disease Guidance
- Community Letter: Travel Information
- DOH has also established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
- If a healthcare provider has concerns about a potential case or if someone believes they may have been exposed, contact SRHD’s Communicable Disease epidemiologists at 324-1442. LINK for 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Schools - Information for School Nurses and Administrators