Back-To-School Vaccines Clinic Coming Aug. 6
(Sedgwick County, KS) – Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) is providing no-cost, back-to-school immunizations on Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children Pre-K through Grade 12 are eligible.
Immunizations are offered by appointment at the SCHD Main Clinic at 2716 W. Central Ave., Wichita. To schedule, call 316-660-7300. Due to COVID-19 precautions, masks are required in the building.
Immunization requirements and recommendations for the 2022-2023 school year are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
- Hepatitis A – 2 dose series for Kindergarten to Grade 7
- Meningococcal ACWY – 1st dose in Grades 7-9 and 2nd dose in Grades 11-12 (if 1st dose is received at age 16 or older, no additional doses are required)
REQUIREMENTS FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
- Dtap – 5 doses
- Polio – 4 doses
- MMR – 2 doses
- Hepatitis A – 2 doses
- Hepatitis B – 3 doses
- Varicella – 2 doses
- Meningococcal ACWY – 1-2 doses
- Tdap – 1 dose for Grades 7-12th
- Hib – 4 doses for children younger than age 5
- Pneumococcal – 4 doses for children younger than age 5
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED VACCINES
- Influenza – Annual vaccination for children 6 months and older
- HPV – 2 doses recommended at age 11 (2 doses if started under 15 years, 3 doses if started after age 15 years)
- Meningococcal B – 2 doses starting age 16 years
- COVID-19 – 6 months and older
Please bring the following documents:
- Vaccination records
- Health insurance card (if the child is insured)
- Proof of income (if the child is not insured)
- Parent or Guardian ID
- Letter of consent with parent ID (if parent will not be present)
- Letter of required immunizations (if applicable)
- Court-approved paperwork (if applicable)
SCHD Main Clinic staff will review each child’s vaccination records to determine the child’s immunization needs for the school year.
For more information about school immunizations, visit KDHE’s website here, or consult your child’s school nurse or medical provider.
K.S.A. 72-6261 (Kansas Statutes Related to School Immunizations Requirements) and K.A.R. 28-1-20 (published in the Kansas Register July 18, 2019) define the immunizations required for school and early childhood program attendance. Legal alternatives to school vaccination requirements are found in K.S.A. 72-6262.