There have been minimal changes for vaccination requirements, published by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, for the 2012-13 school year. Each required vaccination increased by one grade level. Vaccination requirements such as Hepatitis B have been phased in over the past few years. The 2012-13 school year will be the first year that all students will be required to have a complete three-does Hepatitis B vaccination series.
KDHE has updated the School and Child Care Immunization Information for the 2012-13 school year at www.kdheks.gov/immunize/schoolinfo.htm. The information provided on the KDHE website is based on the Advisory committee on Immunization Practices recommendations and the consensus of the Governor’s Child Health Advisory Committee Immunization work group.