New Mexico - Vaccinations: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law addresses vaccinations.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.12.2.8 REQUIREMENTS FOR IMMUNIZATION OF CHILDREN ATTENDING PUBLIC, NONPUBLIC, OR HOME SCHOOLS:

B. No student shall be enrolled in the public, nonpublic, or home schools in the state unless the student can present satisfactory evidence of commencement or completion of immunization in accordance with the immunization schedule and rules and regulations of the public health division.


New Mexico Statutes. 24-5-2. Unlawful to enroll in school unimmunized; unlawful to refuse to permit immunization.

It is unlawful for any student to enroll in school unless he has been immunized, as required under the rules and regulations of the health services division [public health division] of the health and environment department [department of health], and can provide satisfactory evidence of such immunization. Provided that, if he produces satisfactory evidence of having begun the process of immunization, he may enroll and attend school as long as the immunization process is being accomplished in the prescribed manner. It is unlawful for any parent to refuse or neglect to have his child immunized, as required by this section, unless the child is properly exempted.
Source: New Mexico Public Education Department


New Mexico Administrative Code 7.5.2.8 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS:

A. In accordance with Section 9 below required immunizations shall be administered in accordance with guidelines established by the ACIP of the United States department of health and human services and the American academy of pediatrics.

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