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Immunization Public Workshop Postponed

The original Public Workshop scheduled for this Friday, September 18th has been cancelled. The new Public Workshop date is Friday, October 2nd at 8:00 a.m.

The proposed regulations provide provisions for the following: 

  • That a written statement indicating that the religious beliefs of the parents or guardian of a child prohibit immunization be submitted to the school district or charter school: 1) annually according to the enrollment schedule of the school; and 2) on a form provided by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services. Sections 7, 13 and 16 of this regulation impose similar requirements for children enrolled in private schools, children admitted to child care and/or accommodation facilities, and students admitted to attend a university, respectively. 
  • That a written statement indicating that the medical condition of a child prohibits immunization be submitted to the respective school district or governing body of the respective charter school on a form provided by the Division. Sections 8, 14 and 16 of this regulation impose similar requirements for children enrolled in private schools, children admitted to child care facilities and accommodation facilities and students admitted to attend a university, respectively. 
  • Authorizes a local health officer to audit medical exemptions granted by a public school in certain circumstances. Sections 9 and 15 of this regulation also authorize an audit of medical exemptions granted by a private school or child care and/or accommodation facilities, respectively, in certain circumstances. 
  • Prohibits a child from enrolling in grade 12 in a public or private school, respectively, after June 30, 2022, unless the child has received a dose of vaccine for Neisseria meningitidis after reaching 16 years of age. Section 17 of this regulation makes all other provisions of this regulation effective July 1, 2021. 

Further information on the Public Workshop being held Friday, October 2nd at 8:00 a.m. can be found here.

Written comments may be submitted to:
Shannon Bennett, Nevada State Immunization Program, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 210 Carson City, NV 89706 or via email sbennett@health.nv.gov

Web: WebEx: :  https://nvhealth.webex.com/nvhealth/j.php?MTID=m12e11f583af4bdb0b561957bc80de208
Meeting number: 146 034 5559
Phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access code: 146 034 5559

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