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2019-2020 School Year Immunization Requirements
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently approved an updated list of required 2019-20 vaccinations for children attending elementary, middle and high schools and early childhood programs licensed by KDHE. The list includes two newly required vaccinations, Hepatitis A and Meningococcal ACWY. The changes officially took effect on August 2, 2019. Please check out our updated vaccination flyer here.
Required vaccinations for kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) and early childhood programs licensed by KDHE:
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
- Hepatitis B
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Hepatitis A – early childhood programs and NEW requirement for K-12
- Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) – early childhood programs only
- Pneumococcal conjugate – early childhood programs only
Additional required vaccines for middle and high school:
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), grade 7
- Meningococcal ACWY, grades 7 and 11 – NEW requirement
In addition to the required immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following vaccines for school-aged children:
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at 11 years old or older
- Annual influenza vaccine for anyone age six months and older (available in October)
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 316-660-7300 or visit the immunizations page.
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 316-660-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.