State To Require More Vaccines For Students 3-15-2010 - WSMV Channel 4

State To Require More Vaccines For Students 3-15-2010

Written by Tiffany Sawyer
NASHVILLE, Tenn.The Tennessee Department of Health is making changes to its immunization requirements for the first time in 10 years.
Starting in the 2010-11 school year, new vaccination requirements go into effect for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and seventh-graders statewide, according to the Health Department’s Web site.
For students enrolling in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten next year, the main change will be the requirement of four additional vaccines, which were previously only recommended.
They are Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV),
Seventh-graders are now required to provide verification of immunity against chicken pox, along with the previously required tetanus booster.
These requirements officially take effect on July 1, 2010.
For more information, visit TN.gov.

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