New Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, the state of Kentucky is requiring all students K-12 to have the Hepatitis A vaccine.

This vaccine is a series of two shots, six months apart. Many younger students have already received both shots, however, since it was not a required vaccine for school entry, it was not written on the immunization certificate.

In addition, there is a new requirement for students age 16 and older to have a booster dose of the Meningitis vaccine to attend school.

Due to this new requirement for next school year we need parents of all K-7 students to contact your child’s pediatrician as soon as possible to see if these vaccines were administered and to obtain a new immunization certificate to turn into your school. 

Current 8th grade students will need to provide an updated immunization record with the updated requirements to the HS they will be attending in the fall.

Please contact Nurse Fisher at terri.fisher@anchorage.kyschools.us if you have any questions.