In light of the recent measles outbreak that began in California and now stretches into at least 14 states, Parent Connection has partnered with the March of Dimes to provide information about immunizations as a means to protect children from infectious diseases. Parent Connection’s guest column for February includes comments from Dr. Heidi A. Kulberg, director of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health.
“As a representative of the Virginia Beach and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health, a physician and a parent, I support the March of Dimes stance that immunizations are the most effective and safest means of protecting children from infectious and sometimes life threatening diseases,” said Kulberg.
Every student enrolling in public school in Virginia must provide proof of the following immunizations: DPT, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, chicken pox and a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) booster. The school division’s website provides additional information about immunization requirements.
To view this month’s complete Parent Connection guest column visit vbschools.com/parents.