New Immunization Requirements

A recent amendment to Kentucky law, (902 KAR 2:060 - Immunization Schedules for Attending School) added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

The following will apply to the 2018-19 School Year:

  • All students in kindergarten through twelfth (12th) grade must show proof of having received two (2) doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school (doses are administered 6 months or more apart), and
  • Students ages 16 years or older must show proof of having received two (2) doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school.  However, if the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.

Finally, all vaccines administered should now be printed on the Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Immunization Status form. Parents are encouraged to see their child’s medical provider or local health department as soon as possible regarding their child’s immunizations.  Parents are also encouraged to not delay regarding this matter.  All students should have an updated and current certificate on file at school before the start of the 2018-19 schools year.