HB 1280 Immunization of children.
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Immunization of children. Provides that children born on or after January 1, 1994, must receive immunization for hepatitis B by age one. Hepatitis B is a very infectious virus transmitted through oral or parenteral routes, which can result in serious disease or even death. Local health departments presently offer the hepatitis B vaccinations free of charge for children up to the age of 18 months. Under current law, parents, guardians, or persons standing in loco parentis must have their children immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, and poliomyelitis before age one, against Haemophilus influenzae type b before the age of 30 months, and against measles (rubeola), German measles (rubella), and mumps before age two. Second doses for rubeola are also required prior to first entering kindergarten or first grade or, if the child has not yet received a second dose of measles (rubeola) vaccine, prior to entering the sixth grade, because single-dose immunization does not provide life-long immunity. Exceptions to these requirements are provided on religious or health grounds. Section 22.1-271.2 makes admission to school contingent upon documentary proof of proper immunizations or of an exemption. Students may be conditionally admitted if they provide documentary proof at the time of enrollment of having received at least one dose of the required immunizations accompanied by a schedule for completion of the required doses within ninety days.

Full text:
01/25/94  House: Presented and ordered printed  pdf
02/10/94  House: Printed as engrossed LD6683443 (HB1280E)  pdf
02/24/94  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1280ER)  pdf
03/10/94  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0062)  pdf

House amendments

01/25/94  House: Presented and ordered printed
01/26/94  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/94  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 1
02/08/94  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/amendments (21-Y 0-N)
02/09/94  House: Read first time
02/10/94  House: Read second time
02/10/94  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/94  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/10/94  House: Printed as engrossed LD6683443 (HB1280E)
02/11/94  House: Read third time and passed House (94-Y 2-N)
02/11/94  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N)
02/11/94  House: Communicated to Senate
02/15/94  Senate: Read first time
02/15/94  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/94  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/94  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/94  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/94  Senate: Read third time
02/21/94  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/94  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/94  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1280ER)
03/03/94  House: Enrolled
03/03/94  House: Signed by Speaker
03/04/94  Senate: Signed by President
03/09/94  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 62 (effective 7/1/94)
03/10/94  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0062)