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For Immediate Release
May 31, 2023
Stephanie Birmingham


Complete School-Required Vaccines Early at the Health Department: No out-of-pocket cost for June appointments

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Throughout June, Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) will offer no-cost vaccines for uninsured children enrolling in grades K-12 this fall.

“Appointments fill up quickly at doctor’s offices and our clinic at the start of school,” said Adrienne Byrne, Health Director. “By offering required school vaccines during June, we hope to help families save time, reduce worry and ensure that children head back to school protected from vaccine preventable diseases.”

Uninsured children are eligible to receive school vaccines by appointment at no cost. Proof of income is not required.

Families with children enrolled in KanCare or the Children’s Health Insurance Program can also make appointments to receive school shots with no out-of-pocket cost.

Call 316-660-7300 to schedule an appointment at the SCHD Main Clinic at 2716 W. Central Ave., Wichita.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) establishes required school vaccines based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For a list of required vaccines for the 2023-24 school year, visit KDHE’s website here.

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.