Kentucky mandates every student have a current Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to attend school. The School Immunization Program is administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services(CHFS) Immunization Program.
Effective July 1, 2011, updated requirements in 902 KAR 2:060 Immunization Schedule became effective. Any child entering a Kentucky public school after July 1, 2011 must comply with the updated requirements. A summary of the requirements and changes is available from the CHFS.
Immunization laws and regulations protect everyone. Kentucky has regulations requiring immunizations for children in child care and school. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) administers the immunization program in Kentucky schools. These same requirements also provide exemptions from these immunizations for both medical reasons and religious beliefs. A current immunization certificate must be on file at the school within two weeks of the child’s enrollment. (702 KAR 1:160, formerly 704 KAR 4:020)
Kentucky Immunization Laws and Regulations: