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Health Department

School Health

What's Coming and Going Around?

Find out which illnesses may be affecting the public and school-age children.

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic

It's nearly time for school enrollment and children need certain vaccinations to attend school. Don't wait; get your child vaccinated now!

The Sedgwick County Health Department will offer a special Saturday vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon July 26 at 2716 W. Central, Wichita. Vaccinations are free to uninsured children age 18 and younger, and proof of income is required. Most insurance is accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. Please bring your child's shot record to the clinic. For more information about vaccinations, contact your doctor or the Sedgwick County Health Department at 660-7300.

2014-2015 School Year Immunization Requirements

  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) – 5 doses
  • Polio – 4 doses
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) – 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B – 3 doses
  • Varicella – 2 doses grades K-10, 1 dose grades 11-12
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenza, type b) – 4 doses for children younger than age 5
  • Pneumococcal – 4 doses for children younger than age 5
  • Hepatitis A – 2 doses for children younger than age 5
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) – 1 dose grades 7-10

Schedule a Vaccination Clinic at Your School

Call the Sedgwick County Health Department to schedule mobile vaccination clinics at your school. These clinics help ensure students receive vaccinations on time and help reduce the number of kids excluded from school because they are not up to date with required vaccinations. For more information or to schedule a clinic, call 660-7338 or visit the immunizations page.

Report Diseases

This poster will show you the diseases that are reportable and how quickly they should be reported.

If a suspected disease is included on the list above, use the online forms to report it. 

If you need immediate assistance, please call the 24-hour Disease Reporting Hotline at 660-5555 or email diseasereport@sedgwick.gov.

Report School Absentees

School nurses may use the School Absenteeism Reporting Form (requires a password) to report and track causes for absenteeism.  This system allows local schools and the health department to track disease trends.