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NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR TO AFFECT ALL STUDENTS 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
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR TO AFFECT ALL STUDENTS 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

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 Requirements

for Graves County Schools

 If 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 child.

 HEAD START

 

Three year olds

     MUST HAVE:

1) Four Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis

injections

2) Three polio injections

3) One Measles, Mumps and Rubella injection

4) HiB vaccine

5) Three Hepatitis B injections

6) One Varicella (chicken pox) injection if child has not had chicken pox disease.

7) Hemoglobin test and Lead screening.

8) A complete physical exam.

9) A complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Four year olds

     MUST HAVE:

Same as Kindergarteners (next column), plus hemoglobin test.

Contact Debbie Katzman for any questions 270-328-4905 Ext  2

 KINDERGARTEN

    

     MUST HAVE:

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

3) Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella injections administered on or after 12 months of age

4) Three Hepatitis B injections

5) Two 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

8) Dental exam by dentist, PA, ARNP, dental hygienist, LHD RN or MD

 SIXTH GRADE

     MUST HAVE:

1) Three Hepatitis B injections

2) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis booster (Tdap)

3) Meningococcal vaccine

4) Second dose of Varicella vaccine

5) A physical exam (within past 12 months)

16 YEARS OR OLDER

 

(NEW requirement)

 

1) Two doses of Meningococcal vaccine (unless first dose is given at age 16 or older, then only one dose is required)

ALL STUDENTS

 

(NEW requirement)

 

1) Two Hepatitis A vaccinations (given six months apart) are required for school entry by July 1, 2018.

TRANSFERS must present Kentucky School Medical Examination Form (physical exam) and Kentucky immunization certificate.

ALL STUDENTS must present a new immunization certificate.

Please contact your child’s school nurse, medical provider,

 or the Graves County Health Department with any questions.


Central Elementary, Nichole Dyer    328 or 674-4900, nichole.dyer@graves.kyschools.us

Fancy Farm Elementary, Laura Dillard    328 or 674-4820, laura.dillard@graves.kyschools.us

Farmington Elementary, Kim Saxon    328 or 674-4830, kim.saxon@graves.kyschools.us

Lowes Elementary, Gary Woods    328 or 674-4840, gary.woods@graves.kyschools.us

Sedalia Elementary, Nancy Miller    328 or 674-4856, nancy.miller@graves.kyschools.us

Symsonia Elementary, Gary Woods    328 or 674-4860, gary.woods@graves.kyschools.us

Wingo Elementary, Kara McMullen    328 or 674-4870, kara.mcmullen@graves.kyschools.us

Graves County Middle School, Syvillia Brown    328 or 674-4890, syvillia.brown@graves.kyschools.us

Graves County High School, Sarah Wilson    328 or 674-4899, sarah.wilson@graves.kyschools.us