Make sure your child’s immunizations are current and meet requirements for school entry including distance learners. There are still cases of serious diseases like chicken pox, polio, and pertussis (whooping cough) occurring in communities across the country. Vaccines protect your child, your family, and our entire community from the serious side effects of these diseases. For online information about vaccine recommendations, go to
Don't Procrastinate - Vaccinate!
Student Health Services is reaching out with a reminder to parents and the community: All students entering 7th grade must get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster shot before they can enter school in the fall.
New Vaccine Requirement for students entering 7th grade
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) will be required for all Nevada 7th graders and new students in grades 7-12 enrolling in the Washoe County School District. This vaccine is required in addition to the Tdap vaccine.
NRS 392.435 Immunization of pupils: Certificate prerequisite to enrollment; conditional enrollment; effect of failure to immunize; report to Health Division; inclusion of certificate in pupil’s record.
Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition, a child may not be enrolled in a public school within this State unless his parents or guardian submit to the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides a certificate stating that the child has been immunized and has received proper boosters for that immunization or is complying with the schedules established pursuant to NRS 439.550 for the following diseases:
NRS 392.446 Immunization of pupils: Protection of child exempt from immunization if dangerous disease exists in school. Whenever the State Board of Health or a local board of health determines that there is a dangerous contagious disease in a public school attended by a child for whom exemption from immunization is claimed pursuant to the provisions of NRS 392.437 or 392.439, the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school in which the child is enrolled shall require either:
1. That the child be immunized; or
2. That the child remain outside the school environment and the local health officer be notified.