In June of 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health passed new immunization regulations that will directly affect all school aged children. Below are the new regulations.
One new age-specific immunization requirement and one booster dose requirement
effective for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018:
- 2-Dose Series of Hep A (Age: 12 months through 18 years)
- Quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) booster dose (Age: 16 years)
Every child age 12 months-18 years of age will be required to have the 2-Dose series of Hep A. Also, all students ages 16 and up will be required to have a booster dose of meningococcal.
If your student has had these vaccines please check with the school nurse to make sure they have a copy on file.
The CDC as well as the Lincoln County School District is suggesting you get these vaccines scheduled as soon as possible to ensure your students compliance for the 2018/2019 school year.
Each student will have to provide their respective schools with a new KY Immunization Certificate. If the student has a Religious Exemption, he/she will be required to provide a new Religious Exemption form which now requires a notary signature and seal.
Certificate of Immunization Record