RD188 - 2017 Annual Review of Statutory Childhood Immunization Requirements

Executive Summary:
Section 32.1-46 F of the Code of Virginia requires the State Board of Health to perform an annual review of the childhood immunization requirements specified in § 32.1-46, and to make recommendations for revision. This statute requires that parents, guardians and persons standing in loco parentis shall cause their children to be immunized in accordance with the immunization schedule developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians (Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule). This section also states that vaccines required for school and day care attendance are those contained in the State Board of Health's Regulations for the Immunization of School Children (Regulations) and specifies those vaccines, at a minimum, that must be required by the Regulations.