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2020-2021 Implementation of New 2019-2020 School Vaccination Requirements

Hep A Requirement and Meningococcal ACWY Requirements for 2020-21

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July 18, 2019 This is still in effect for 2020-2021 For More information please see the links to the latest KDHE information for 2020-2021


TO: All Immunization Providers and School Nurses
FROM: Phil Griffin, Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention Director
RE: Implementation of New 2019-2020 School Vaccination Requirements
Effective August 2, 2019 age appropriate Hepatitis A and Meningococcal ACWY vaccines are
required for school entry. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Immunization
Program would like to provide the following implementation schedule to assist with the new school
entry vaccination requirements.


Requirement:
• Hepatitis A: Two doses required. Doses should be given at 12 months with a
minimum interval of 6 months between the 1st and 2nd dose.


• For the 2019-2020 school year, only children in Kindergarten and 1st grade would
be required to have the Hepatitis A series. If there is no history of vaccination, the child
would need to have one dose of Hepatitis A at school entry followed by a second
dose 6 months later. For the 2020-2021 school year, children in Kindergarten
through third grade would be expected to have the Hepatitis A series following the
same criteria above. Each year another two grades are added until the series is
implemented among all grades.

Requirement:
• Meningococcal ACWY: Two doses required. Doses should be given at entry to 7th grade
(11-12 years) and 11th grade (16-18 years). For children 16-18 years, only one dose is
required.
• The Meningococcal ACWY vaccine can be phased in according to the graph below. For
the 2019-2020 school year, only children in 7th and 11th grade would be required to have the
Meningococcal ACWY series. If there is no history of vaccination, the child would need to have
one dose of Meningococcal ACWY at school entry. For 7th graders, they would not need a
second dose until the 11th grade. For those in 11th grade, a second dose is not required. For
the 2020-2021 school year, children in 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th grades would be required to have
a Meningococcal ACWY at school entry. The 7th and 8th graders would not need a second
dose of Meningococcal ACWY until 11th grade. The 11th and 12th graders would not need a
second dose

https://www.immunizekansascoalition.org/documents/schools/Immunization%20Requirements%20for%20the%202020-2021%20School%20Year.pdf Immunization requirements for 2020-2021 BUS FORM

https://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/download/2020-2021_Kansas_School_Phase_In_Approach_for_HepA_and_ACWY_Requirements.pdf update 01/2020

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NosrgJlLBnZqUhq3l-mVpPfCFhCGFf8Z 2020-2021 school requirements K-12th

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NosrgJlLBnZqUhq3l-mVpPfCFhCGFf8Z Frequently Asked Questions about School Immunization Requirements 2020-2021

http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/imm_manual_pdf/KCI_formB.pdf Medical Exemption Form

http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/download/Kansas_Statutes_Related_to_School_Immunizations.pdf