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Immunization requirements change

Immunization requirements to attend school have changed for the 2009-10 school year, according to a press release from Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Anyone attending school, preschool, or childcare operated by a school must have the following immunizations:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis — five doses or four doses if fourth dose given on or after fourth birthday. Tetanus and pertussis booster required at age 11.
  • Poliomyelitis — four doses or three doses if third dose given on or after fourth birthday.
  • Measles, mumps, rubella — two doses.
  • Hepatitis B: three doses required through ninth grade.
  • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required for kindergarten; one dose required for grades one-nine, unless history of varicella disease documented by a licensed physician.

Also, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends the following immunizations:

  • Haemophilus influenza type B — four doses recommended for children less than 5 years old.
  • Pneumococcal conjugate — four doses recommended for children less than 5 years old.
  • Hepatitis A — two doses recommended for all ages.
  • Meningococcal — one dose recommended for children ages 11 and older.
  • Human Papillomavirus — three doses recommended for girls ages 11 and older.
  • Influenza — yearly vaccination recommended for everyone six months or older.

Immunization clinic June 3

Marion County Health Department will have an adolescent and adult immunization clinic 5-7 p.m. June 3. Adults and children 11 or older will be able to participate.

Vaccinations offered will include Tdap, Tetanus, Menactra, Gardisil, and Hepatitis A and B.

Last modified May 21, 2009