Copy below is from the letter that was mailed to families earlier in the week. Please pay very close attention:
January 30, 2018
A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for next school year.
Effective July 1, 2018:
- All students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school, and
- Students aged 16 years or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine (MenACWY) to attend school. If the first dose of MenACWY was received at age sixteen (16) or older, the second dose is not required for school entry.
To meet these requirements, a current Certificate of Immunization Status showing the date your child received these vaccine(s) must be provided to the school. If your child has already received the age-appropriate vaccines for school entry, he or she will not be required to receive the vaccine(s) again.
Hepatitis A and MenACWY vaccines are available from your doctor, clinic or healthcare provider and are covered as a no-cost preventive service by most health insurance plans when administered by network providers. All local health departments administer Hepatitis A and MenACWY vaccines, especially for children who do not have health insurance. If your child is not up-to-date on immunizations, please contact your healthcare provider or local health department to schedule an appointment or to find out the hours when vaccines are given.
Online information about Hepatitis A and MenACWY vaccines is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In closing, all Trinity students will be required to submit new Certificates of Immunization Status before school starts next year. Once your certificate has been updated to reflect these new requirements, you may mail them to the attention of School Nurse Betty Roth or turn them in on Book Day on August 8.
Daniel J. Zoeller