School exclusion day is coming up, and any children missing vaccinations will be unable to attend school or child care starting February 15. The Health Department is holding a series of immunization clinics at different locations to bring kids up to date and keep them in school.
State law requires that all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities have up-to-date immunization records (see school immunization requirements). On February 1, parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.
What to Do
If you receive a letter from school or the health department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated. If you have health insurance, we encourage you to seek vaccinations from your regular medical provider.
Immunizations are one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to miss school or stay home from childcare.