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Lilly Thacker

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Letter to Parents of Rising 6th-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. For additional information, please contact Tracy White, School Health Specialist, by email at Tracy.White@doe.virginia.gov ; or by telephone (804) 786-8671.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Letter from Virginia Department of Health