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 upcoming 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

Total doses needed is dependent upon age of child when doses were received.

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

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

Kindergarten - Grade 6:

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

Grades 7-12:

Vaccine Requirement
DTaP/DT (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) 4 or 5 doses
Tdsp 1 dose
IPV (polio) 3 or 4 doses
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) 2 doses
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses

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.

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

Total doses that is needed is dependent upon age of child when doses were received.

Students Currently Enrolled

Students who need their Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine or other immunizations for school entry for the 2016-2017 school year have been notified by mail. Students will need the required immunizations prior to admission to and attendance at school.

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.

Contact Information:

Mary Parker, RN
District School Nurse

Office: 316-554-2200
Cell: 316-761-1726