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.