Immunization Requirements for School Admission


K.A.R. 28-1-20 defines immunizations required for any individual who attends school or a childcare program operated by a school. There are changes in requirements for immunizations for the 2019-2020 school year. Please carefully review the requirements below. The usual number of doses required are listed; however there are exceptional circumstances that could alter the number of doses a child needs. If you have questions about your child’s immunization status, contact your child’s primary care provider or local health department

Physicals

A physical health assessment is also required for all students up to the age of nine for entry into a Kansas school for the first time.

Proof of Receiving Immunizations

Proof of receiving the immunizations must be provided to the school prior to attending the first day of school.

 

Requirements

 

Early Childhood Program Operated by a School - Ages 4 Years and Under:

Vaccine Requirement
DTaP/DT (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) 4 doses
IPV (polio) 3 doses
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 1 dose
Varicella (chickenpox) 1 dose*
Hepatitis A 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses
Hib (haemophilus influenza type B) 4 doses**
Prevnar (pneumococcal conjugate) 4 doses**

KDG and Grade 1 - New Requirement!

Vaccine Requirement
DTaP/DT (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) 5 doses
IPV (polio) 4 doses***
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses*
Hepatitis A - New Requirement! 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses

Grades 2 - 6:

Vaccine Requirement
DTaP/DT (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) 5 doses
IPV (polio) 4 doses***
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses*
Hepatitis B 3 doses

Grade 7 - New Requirement!

Vaccine Requirement
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) 1 dose~
IPV (polio) 4 doses***
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses*
Hepatitis B 3 doses
New Requirement!
Meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, Y)
1 dose

Grades 8, 9, 10 and 12:

Vaccine Requirement
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) 1 dose~
IPV (polio) 4 doses***
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses*
Hepatitis B 3 doses

Grade 11 - New Requirement!

In addition to above vaccines for Grades 8, 9, 10 & 12:

Vaccine Requirement
Meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, Y) 1 dose

Additional ACIP RECOMMENDED Vaccines:

Not Required for School Entry

  • Influenza (Flu): Annual vaccine recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine:
    2 doses recommended at age 11 years
    2 doses needed if started at 11-14 years
    3 doses needed if started at 15 years or older

Notes:

*Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is not required if child has had chickenpox disease and disease is documented by a physician signature. Without a physician signature, vaccine is required even if you believe child has had chickenpox disease.

**Total doses needed is dependent on vaccine type and age of child when doses were administered.

***All Students in grades K-8, all new students and students currently completing the polio series must have 6 months between the last 2 doses of polio vaccine, and one dose must be after the 4th birthday.

~All 7th – 12th graders are required to have one dose of Tdap regardless of the interval since the last dose of DTaP or Td.

~Any student that received the Tdap before age 11 will require a booster.

Updating Student Health Records

Written verification of the immunization must be recorded and a copy provided to the school. Verbal verification is not acceptable. If you have a record that verifies your student has had the immunizations, you may fax that verification to us at 554-2230 or you may send the record with your student to school to give to the Nurse or Health Aide.

Please send verification of all immunizations, dental exam, and vision exam that your child receives over the summer to the school, so their school health record can be updated.