School Health

What's Coming and Going Around?

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

2024-2025 School Year Immunization Requirements

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently approved an updated list of required 2024-25 vaccinations for children attending elementary, middle and high schools and early childhood programs licensed by KDHE. There are no new vaccinations required for the 2024-25 school year.

Kansas law (K.A.R. 28-1-20) defines the immunizations required for school entry. Immunization laws exist to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and to protect those who are unable to get vaccinated.

Required vaccinations for kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) and early childhood programs licensed by KDHE:

In addition to the required immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following vaccines for school-aged children:

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.

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 316-660-5555 or email

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.