Farmington sets new school vaccination policy – Miami Herald

Farmington education officials have updated policies regarding vaccination and immunization in compliance with new state requirements.

The Daily Times in Farmington ( says Farmington Municipal School District policy was changed late last week to ensure that reports on immunization coverage for students from kindergarten to seventh grade are submitted by November.

The New Mexico Department of Health issued a call in July for school districts to follow state statutes following a nationwide measles outbreak.

Farmington school board policy also will allow for the district to dis-enroll students who are not immunized on Dec. 1.

Those students can return if they are properly immunized or have a valid exemption.

Farmington schools nursing coordinator Cathy McDonald says the district has an immunization compliance rate of around 99 percent.