NEW! MMR vaccine exemption law for schools and child cares
In May 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a bill that removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine required for school and child care entry.
The bill took effect July 28, 2019 and applies to public and private schools and child cares. The law removes the option for a personal/philosophical exemption to the MMR vaccine requirement for schools and child cares. It also requires employees and volunteers at child care centers to provide immunization records indicating they have received the MMR vaccine or proof of immunity.
For more information, go to doh.wa.gov/mmrexemptionor talk to your school nurse or call the Lincoln County Health Department at 509-725-1001.
Our Mission: To promote and protect the health of our community by preventing disease and injury through assessment and program implementation in cooperation with our community partners.
Ralph A. Monteagudo, DO – Health Officer
To report a public health emergency or communicable disease call 509-725-1001. For after hours, please call Sheriffs Office 509-725-3501.
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