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Immunization Changes for 2019-2020
Immunization Changes for 2019-2020
Mae Joslin
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Important Health Notice -Immunization Changes for 2019-2020

Students going into Kindergarten, 1st, 7th and 11th grade have new immunization requirements for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment published new guidelines which can be found:  http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/schoolInfo.htm.

     *Kindergarten students will still need their second dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); Varicella (chickenpox); 4th dose of IPV (polio) and 5th dose of DTaP/DT (diphtheria, tetanus,  pertussis) vaccines.   New requirement this year is 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine for kindergarten enrollment.

     * 1st grade students now need to have 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine if not previously vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

 *Students going into 7th grade (11-12 years old)  must have a booster Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)  and new requirement of 1 dose of the Meningococcal  vaccine.

 * Students going into 11th grade/Juniors (16-18 years old) must have 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine.

It is recommended at 11years of age to have 2 doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) or 3 dose if the series is started after 15 years.

Parents need to show proof of these vaccines upon fall enrollment or by first day of school. If you have questions about your student's required vaccinations, please contact your health care provider or Amy Mosier, District Nurse at 785-986-6251 or mosiera@rv337.org.