The state of KY has made changes in vaccination requirements for ALL STUDENTS.
- All students grade K-12 must have 2 doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine by July 1,2018. The doses are administered 6 months apart, therefore, students should have their first shot by Feb 1, 2018 to be compliant.
- Students age 16 years and older must have 2 doses of the Meningitis vaccine. The first dose should have been given prior to the 6th grade. The second dose is due by July 1,2018.
Most colleges require these vaccines as well, so even if your students graduates this year, you should have them vaccinated.
These changes were made in response to an outbreak of the diseases in our state.
You will be receiving detailed information in the mail soon regarding these requirements.
If you have questions regarding your student's immunization status please contact their pediatrician.
Make your appointments now! And please send an updated immunization certificate to school as these vaccines are received.