Immunization Update

Starting July 1, 2018, the state of Kentucky will be requiring all students in kindergarten through grade twelve to provide proof of having received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine. Since the minimum spacing between the two doses is six months, families are asked to complete the following steps as soon as possible to ensure that their child is compliant with this new regulation prior to the beginning of the new school year.

1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment to begin the vaccination series.
2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
3. Turn in a copy of a current Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.

Also new for the 2018-19 school year, all students age 16 years or older are required to show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal ACWY vaccine. To ensure compliance, families are asked to do the following:

1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment for your child to receive the vaccine(s). If your child has not previously received a dose of the vaccine and is age 16 or older, only one dose is required.
2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
3. Turn in a copy of a current Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.

The following documents provide additional information about the new requirements.

New Requirements for Elementary School / Entry to School

New KY Requirements For Elementary School Entry

New Requirements for Middle School 

New KY requirement For Middle School

New Requirements for High School 

Regulation Requirement for High School