An amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation added new immunization requirements beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Effective July 1, 2018, ALL students in kindergarten through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and students 16 or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at 16 or older, the second dose is not required for school entry. If children have received the age-appropriate vaccines for school entry, students will not be required to receive the vaccine(s) again.
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children Ages 0 - 6
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children Ages 7 - 18
More information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html.