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Shots Up to Date?
Shots Up to Date?
Shalon Worcester
Friday, August 10, 2018

If you received a letter at the end of the 17-18' school year, stating that your student needed immunizations updated, and have not completed this, please be sure and get that done prior to the beginning of the new school year!

This is a requirement of the Kansas State School Immunization Law, KSA 72-5209, and USD #393 Board of Education Policy. The Kansas State School Immunization Law states that students are to receive immunization prior to admission and attendance of school.  Students may stay in school if a physician or health department certifies that the pupil has received the most recent appropriate immunizations in a required state. Any student entering school for the first time or who has not already done so, must present a Kansas Certificate of Immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DPT) - 5 doses; IPV (polio) - 4 doses; MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) - 2 doses; and Varicella (chickenpox) - 2 doses.  If any student is not brought into compliance, they can be held from school until they become compliant.

As the child ages, additional immunizations may be required.  Be sure to check with your local Health Department as to what shots may be needed and at what age they are required to do so.  Questions or concerns about your students immunizations may be referred to your School's Nurse or Administration.