Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 3, 2013

Snyder signs legislation on immunization rules


Associated Press

---- — LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation updating the grade at which Michigan students must submit a certificate of immunization to schools.

The new laws singed Tuesday require students to submit the certificate upon entering seventh grade instead of sixth grade. The change is expected to better accommodate the age at which most students receive vaccinations, according to Snyder’s office.

“This change will help ensure students are properly vaccinated by giving schools more time to notify parents, and families and health care providers more flexibility to schedule vaccination appointments,” Snyder said in a statement.