A recent amendment to Kentucky state law regarding required
student immunization schedules will go into effect for the 2018-19 school
year. This is going to impact a
significant number, if not all, of our students. the new regulations are as follows:
ALL students in K-12th grade must
have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine
to attend school. Hepatitis A vaccine is
a series of two shots, and the injections must be given six months apart. In
order to meet requirements, the first
shot needs to be given in the first two weeks of January so the second dose can be given before school’s August start date.
Students aged 16 years or older also must show
proof of having received two doses of
Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. The first dose is required between ages 11-12, and now a booster is required at age
16. If the first dose was received at
age 16 years or older, then the second dose is not required for school entry.
All students must obtain a new immunization record showing he/she received the age-appropriate vaccines for school entry. Updated records can be obtained from your child’s health care provider or health department.
Some health care providers
and our local health department have been administering the Hepatitis A
vaccine for the past several years, so your child may be compliant with this
regulation. However, the meningococcal
booster is a new requirement, so this affects ALL STUDENTS age 16 and older. Check your child’s immunization certificate. If you are unsure or do not have your child’s certificate, contact your school nurse, your health care provider, or health department. If your child needs to start the Hepatitis A vaccine series, please contact your health care provider or local health department as soon as
possible for an appointment to start the vaccine by the first of January. If your child has received their first shot
in the series, they will need their second shot by August 2018. If your child has received the complete
Hepatitis A series, please make sure we have an updated immunization
certificate showing requirements are met at school. If your child is age 16 or older, or will be
when the 2018-19 school year begins, they must receive their second
meningococcal vaccine by August 2018 and an updated immunization certificate
showing requirements are met must be submitted to school.
Please also refer to the following chart of immunization and
health requirements for all school age groups.
You can also access more information on the Kentucky Department for
Public Health website at www.chfs.ky.gov/dph/epi/Immunization
2018-19 School Year Immunization
for Graves County Schools
you have a child entering ANY grade or transferring to Graves
County Schools for the 2018-19 school year, please check the following NEW
health requirements that must be met to comply with Kentucky’s new state
regulations. These regulations must
be met to enroll. Parents will be asked to provide a Social Security
number, a birth certificate, and a NEW immunization certificate for each
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
Measles, Mumps and Rubella injection
Hepatitis B injections
Varicella (chicken pox) injection if child has not had chicken pox disease.
test and Lead screening.
8) A complete
9) A complete
eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Kindergarteners (next column), plus hemoglobin test.
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1) Four or
five Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis injections, with the last one
administered after age 4
2) Three or
four polio injections, with the last one administered after age 4
Measles, Mumps and Rubella injections administered on or after 12 months of
Hepatitis B injections
Varicella (chicken pox) injections if child has not had chicken pox disease
6) A complete
physical exam (within past 12 months)
7) A complete
eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist
exam by dentist, PA, ARNP, dental hygienist, LHD RN or MD
Hepatitis B injections
Diphtheria, Pertussis booster (Tdap)
dose of Varicella vaccine
5) A physical
exam (within past 12 months)
1) Two doses of Meningococcal vaccine (unless first dose is given
at age 16 or older, then only one dose is required)
1) Two Hepatitis A vaccinations (given six months apart) are
required for school entry by July 1, 2018.
present Kentucky School Medical Examination Form (physical exam) and Kentucky
STUDENTS must present a new immunization certificate.
Please contact your child’s school nurse, medical provider,
or the Graves County Health Department with
Elementary, Nichole Dyer 328 or 674-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Elementary, Laura Dillard 328 or 674-4820, email@example.com
Elementary, Kim Saxon 328 or 674-4830, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary, Gary Woods 328 or 674-4840, email@example.com
Elementary, Nancy Miller 328 or 674-4856, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary, Gary Woods 328 or 674-4860, email@example.com
Elementary, Kara McMullen 328 or 674-4870, firstname.lastname@example.org
County Middle School, Syvillia Brown 328 or 674-4890, email@example.com
County High School, Sarah Wilson 328 or 674-4899, firstname.lastname@example.org