On May 4, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Substitute Senate Bill 5404 which took effect immediately. A new section was added to the medication in school law (RCW 28A.210.260) that allows students to have FDA-approved topical sunscreen at school without a prescription from a licensed health care professional.
Mumps has spread and health officials urge immunization. Please make sure all family members are current with MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) immunizations. State Law requires complete immunizations for school attendance. Those with incomplete immunizations records or exemptions for MMR will excluded from attending school by directions from the local health jurisdiction – if there is a confirmed case of the disease at a school site. The Washington State Department of Health reminds people across the state to take precautions to help stop the spread of mumps.
Starting in 2016-2017 school year, students in grades 9-12 are required by law to get two doses of chicken pox (varicella) vaccine.Read More
The new vaccine requirement will start in fall 2015 for students in 7th and 8th grades.Read More