Immunization and Health Requirement Reminders

Now that the summer is slowly coming to an end here are a few reminders about health requirements and the upcoming school year.

Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, the state of Kentucky is requiring all K-12 students 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 these new requirements we need parents of all K-8 students to contact your child’s pediatrician as soon as possible to see if these vaccines were administered and to obtain a new original immunization certificate to turn into the school.

All 6th grade students must have completed a Kentucky 6th Grade School Physical Exam within the year prior to 6th grade enrollment. KHSAA sports physicals are completed on a separate form and cannot be accepted as the 6th grade entry physical.

All kindergarten students are required to provide a copy of their birth certificate, be up to date on all required vaccines (a vaccine schedule can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html) and have completed a Kentucky School Physical Exam, Kentucky Eye Exam and Kentucky Dental Exam.

Due to Kentucky state law students must meet all health requirements within two weeks after starting school.

Please contact Nurse Conder at laura.conder@anchorage.kyschools.us if you have any questions.