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New Vaccine Requirements for 2019-2020

Hep A and Meningococcal Vaccines to be required for 2019-20 School Year Vaccine


Two new vaccines will be required for school-age children for the 2019-20 School Year: Meningococcal and Hepatitis A. KDHE proposed changes to the vaccine requirement regulations earlier this year and held a public hearing concluding a 60-day public comment period in June. The regulations were approved by KDHE and will go into effect on August 2.

Changes for 2019-20 School Year

• Students entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 for the 2019 -2020 school year now need two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine.

• Students entering Grade 7 for the 2019-2020 school year need one dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

• Students entering Grade 11 need one dose of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine if not vaccinated prior to their 16th birthday. They will need two doses if their first dose was before their 16th birthday.

Vaccine requirements for schools can be found online here.

To read the full press release click here.

Additional Resources:

Immunization Requirements 2019-2020

2019 Recommended Immunizations Birth - 6 YO

2019 Recommended Immunizations 7 - 18 YO