All students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.
Hepatitis A is a two-dose vaccination series that must be separated by at least six months. For this reason, we are asking that you contact your child's physician or the health department as soon as possible to ensure compliance.
If this vaccine has not yet been administered to your child, January or early February would be the ideal time to have the first dose, followed six months later by the second dose, in order to fulfill this new immunization requirement before school begins on Aug. 9, 2018.
Students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal vaccine to attend school.
All students in kindergarten through twelfth grade will be required to provide an updated and current Kentucky immunization certificate to their child's school for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. If your child has already received the age-appropriate vaccines for school entry, he or she will not be required to receive the vaccines again, but those vaccines must appear on the certificate.
Please contact your healthcare provider now to prepare to meet the new requirements for next school year. If you need additional information, you can also contact Melissa Jeffries, Henry County Public Schools Nurse, at Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 845-8600.
Information about Hepatitis A and Meningococcal vaccines is available from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html.