CCSA Answers: Must a 7th grader with an existing Religious Belief Waiver complete his immunization requirements before entering 9th grade?

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October 24, 2015 Question: We serve grades 6-8 at our middle school and grades 9-12 at our high school. One of our 7th grade students has a religious belief waiver on file. Under SB 277, must this student complete his immunization requirements before entering 9th grade?

Answer: As long as the middle school and high school are governed by the same Board, an existing student with a waiver, who is a 7th grader, could continue through high school with the personal belief waiver. Please see SB 277.