The board’s technical advisory group held a meeting Feb. 24, where they discussed updating the state’s list of required immunizations. Members put it to a vote and narrowly recommended to not include the COVID-19 vaccine on that list.
Health board members then held a public meeting Wednesday and ultimately adopted the advisory group’s recommendation.
Currently, the state requires children in school, preschool and childcare to be immunized against:
- Pneumococcal disease
- Haemophilus influenzae type b disease
- Hepatitis B
- Whooping cough/Pertussis
Families and their children can be exempt from these immunizations for medical, religious, philosophical or personal reasons. Only a medical or religious exemption is allowed for the MMR vaccine.
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