Below you will find information about the new immunization requirements. Attached you will also find letters from the Kentucky Department of Public Health addressing the new requirements. Please share this information with your families through all of your social media and messaging outlets. We will get this information out now and will try to hit it again near the end of the school year.
A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.
Effective July 1, 2018:
- Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school, and
- Students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) years or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
To meet these requirements, a current Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to the school showing the date your child received these vaccines. If your child has already received the age-appropriate vaccines for school entry, he or she will not be required to receive the vaccine(s) again.
If you have any questions about your child’s current immunization record, please contact your health care provider directly for assistance.
New KY Requirements For Elementary School Entry
New KY requirement For Middle School
Regulation Requirement for High School