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Kansas Immunization Requirements

Current information on immunization requirements for the state of Kansas.

For the School and Child Care Immunization Information provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment click here.

The following vaccines are REQUIRED by the State of Kansas for any individual who attends school, a preschool, or a childcare program operated by a school:
 
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): five doses required. Four doses acceptable if dose 4 given on or after the 4th birthday. A single dose of Tdap required at grades 7 - 10 if no previous history of Tdap vaccination, regardless of interval since the last Td vaccine.
  • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): four doses required. One dose required after age 4 regardless of the number of previous doses, with a 6 month minimum interval from the previous dose.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): two doses required.
  • Hepatitis B: three doses required through grade 12.
  • Varicella (Chickenpox): two doses required for grades Kindergarten - 3rd and 7th-8th; one dose required grades 4- 6 and 9 - 12 unless history of varicella disease documented by a licensed physician. Two doses are currently recommended by the ACIP for all ages.
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib): three doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. Total doses needed dependent on the type of vaccine and the age of the child when doses given.
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. Total doses needed dependent on the age of the child when doses given.
  • Hepatitis A: two doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs.

In addition to the immunizations required for school entry listed above, the 2012 ACIP recommendations also include the following for school children:
 
  • Meningococcal (MCV4): one dose recommended at 11 years of age with a booster dose at 16 years of age; not required for school entry.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): three doses recommended at 11 years of age; not required for school entry.
  • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages six months of age or older; not required for school entry.

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