Two new vaccines will be required for school-age children for the 2019-20 School Year: Meningococcal and Hepatitis A. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment proposed changes to the vaccine requirement regulations earlier this year and held a public hearing, concluding a 60-day public comment period in June. The regulations were approved by KDHE and will go into effect – Aug. 2.
Changes for 2019-20 School Year:
- Students entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 for the 2019-2020 school year now need two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine.
- Students entering Grade 7 for the 2019-2020 school year need one dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
- Students entering Grade 11 need one dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine if not vaccinated prior to their 16 birthday. They will need two doses if their first dose was before their 16 birthday.
Vaccine requirements for schools can be found online at http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/schoolInfo.htm
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