COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 215

October 22, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Department of Health Student Immunization Status Report

 

The Virginia Department of Education has been asked by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Epidemiology, Division of Immunization, to remind school divisions that kindergarten student immunization data must be collected from each Virginia public school.

 

The Virginia Board of Health Regulations for the Immunization of School Children require that:

 

Each admitting official shall, within 30 days

of the beginning of each school year of entrance

of a student, or by October 15 of each school

year, file with the State Health Department through the health department for his locality, a report summarizing the immunization status of the students

in his school. This report shall be filed on Form

SIS 1, the Student Immunization Status Report, and shall contain the number of students admitted to that school with documentary proof of immunization, the number of students who have been admitted with a medical or religious exemption, and the number of students who have been conditionally admitted.

 

The attached information provides guidance on the completion of the Virginia Department of Health Student Immunization Status Report Form (SIS 3).

 

The report form can be completed online by directly going to the URL or through the Virginia Department of Healths website. The direct URL access is: http://www.vdh.state.va.us/imm/sis_form.asp

To access through the VDH website:

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/imm/sis_form.asp

 

Please have the principal of each school that enrolls kindergarten students complete the status report on or before November 15, 2004. Should you have additional questions, please contact Dr. James Farrell, Director of Division of Immunization at (804) 864-8055, jim.Farrell@vdh.virginia.gov or Gwen P. Smith at (804) 786-8671, gsmith@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

JLD/gps

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf215a.doc