The Maine Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention are proposing refinements to joint rule Chapters 126/261.
The proposal involves three changes:
- Add the Tetanus/Diphtheria / Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine to the required school entry for children entering 8th grade.
- Update the varicella exclusion days to match the recommended Federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) exclusion days.
- Revise the name to the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Proposed language of rule Chapter 126/261 can be found here on the Department’s website. Comments can be sent to the Department of Education’s Jaci Holmes at 624-6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Department of Health and Human Service’s Jessica Demers at 287-3746 or email@example.com. The comment deadline is Jan. 9, 2016.