Back to school time is just around the corner! Now is a good time to make sure your student’s immunizations are up to date.
The commonwealth of Kentucky mandates that every student should have a current immunization certificate. These certificates need to be on file at your child’s school within two weeks of their enrollment. For Montgomery County, that means August 31.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners should be up to date on their DTP, HiB, SCV, Polio, Hepatitis B, Varicella and MMR.
Students entering sixth grade should be current on all of these, plus MVC and Tdap. And, students who are entering 10th grade, should also have a Meningitis booster vaccination.
In addition, every student is required to have had Hepatitis A vaccination series. An annual influenza vaccination is a great idea, as well. All these immunizations help keep your child and their classmates healthy by preventing disease, and help them learn more by keeping them healthy in school.
A full immunization schedule for children and adolescents from birth through age 18 is available from the CDC. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your Montgomery County School Health Coordinator for more information.