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Reminder: vaccines required for K-12 students

August 5, 2013

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Amid the flurry of back-to-school excitement, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reminding parents about required vaccinations.

The required immunizations in Kansas are based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which is part of the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the consensus of the Governor’s Child Health Advisory Committee Immunization Workgroup, according to the health department.

The requirements for students in kindergarten through grade 12 for the 2013-2014 school year are:

Five doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, or DTaP

Four doses of Poliomyelitis, or IPV/OPV

Two doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Three doses of Hepatitis B through grade 12

Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) required for grades K-4 and 7-9, and one dose required for grades 5-6 and 10-12.

In addition to these requirements, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends immunizations that are not required for school entry:

One dose of Meningococcal (MCV4) at age 11, with a booster dose at age 16.

Three doses of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) at age 11.

A yearly vaccination of Influenza for all ages above 6 months.

For more information go to kdheks.gov/immunize

Comments

gr 7 months, 4 weeks ago

If you do choose to give the kool-aid to your kids, it looks like a good portion of the serious events happen within the first couple of days. In 2012, I see over 1000 out of 3000 happen on the first day.

Here's one: Patient passed away the day after his well exam. Vaccines were not indicated as a reason for death.

The patient was 0.2 years old. "Well" exam? Seems more like a death appointment. "Vaccines were not indicated". Guess sometimes these things just happen. Like for 2012, 24 died the first day, 51 the next, 17 the next, and 13 the next day. Just a coincidence.... Yeah....

Go to http://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html and click on the Data Search.

Group by onset interval. Scroll down part way and select Serious events. Select All locations. Scroll to the bottom and select 2012 and press Send.

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