The Hepatitis A vaccine will now be required for ALL children beginning the next school year (2018-2019). All children should receive the first of two doses soon to meet that first day of school deadline.
The first in the series of two doses should be given in January or February in order to be compliant by the first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. Hepatitis A vaccine doses must be spaced six months apart.
Also, children age 16 or older are also required to provide proof of having received the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine.
Parents and guardians should contact their child’s healthcare provider to set up appointments to receive the required immunization. If your child has already received the Hepatitis A vaccine, parents/guardians should request a new immunization form from the healthcare provider showing the dates that the immunizations were administered.
For more information about the required immunizations, please contact Catherine Hacker, Menifee County Schools District Health Coordinator at 606-768-8002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.