The Wilkes County Board of Education requires all students to meet the eligibility requirements for school admission established by the State and the Board of Education, including immunization.
Within 30 calendar days of their first enrollment date, all pupils must show evidence of immunizations, to include all those vaccines required by North Carolina state law. Immunization against Hepatitis B is required for children born after 7-1-94 before they enter school. Such evidence must be shown in the form of a certificate furnished by a licensed physician or by the health department.
Principals are required to refuse admittance to any child whose parent or guardian does not present a birth certificate or other satisfactory evidence of birth and a medical certification of proper immunizations within the allotted time. Exception to the immunization requirement is made only for religious reasons or for medical reasons approved by a physician.
Legal References: G.S. 130A-152 to -157
Adopted: January 9, 2006
Revised: June 1, 2015