Link to the memo on the VA DOE website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/109-18.shtml
|DATE:||April 27, 2018|
|FROM:||Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction|
Letter to Parents of Rising Sixth-Grade Students Regarding Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
The 2007 General Assembly passed legislation that requires the Virginia Department of Health to provide parents/guardians of rising sixth-grade girls with information on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that girls 11-12 years old receive the vaccine. In 2011, the CDC provided additional recommendation that boys 11-12 years old also receive the HPV Vaccine.
For additional information on HPV, please visit the following website link http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. .
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will no longer provide print copies of the HPV letter for distribution to parents/guardians. School divisions must print copies of the HPV letter or provide the letter on their website, in the student handbook or during orientation.