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Immunizations still required as students head back to school

WHO calls herd immunity without vaccine ‘dangerous'
Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 04, 2020

As parents continue to navigate what “back to school” looks like this year, one aspect of the ritual that hasn’t changed is making sure kids are up to date on their vaccines.

Whether families choose in-person, hybrid or distance learning models for the fall 2020 school session, Nevada law requires immunizations for child care, school and university entry, with the exception of religious exemptions or a medical condition.

While all Nevada students must be fully vaccinated, there are specific requirements for students who are new to Nevada, or entering kindergarten, 7th grade or universities.

Parents can click here for a complete list of vaccine requirements.

Immunization records can also be accessed here for free or parents can ask their physician.

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is a federally funded program that helps eligible families receive inexpensive or free vaccines, which are provided by the government and administered in a doctor’s office or clinic. Families can check eligibility their website.