State Board supports vaccine requirements
The West Virginia Board of Education has thrown its support behind new vaccine requirements. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources sent down the requirements and a court case is pending that challenges whether the new vaccine rules are legal. The state board of education has filed an official court document supporting the vaccines that require seventh-graders to show proof they are immunized against meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Incoming 12th-graders have to show proof they received booster doses after age 16.