The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) proposed changes to the vaccine requirement regulations earlier this year and will go into effect on Aug. 2.
Students entering seventh grade for the 2019-2020 school year will now need one dose of the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, as will students entering 11th grade if not vaccinated prior to their 16th birthday. The 11th grade students will need two doses if their first dose was before their 16th birthday.
The school board or governing body for nonpublic schools are responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulations and statutes.
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