Immunizations

Published: 7/28/2017 3:52 PM

Kentucky mandates every student have a current Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to attend school. The School Immunization Program, including Kentucky's Immunization Registry, is administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Immunization Program. 

Kentucky Immunization Registry​

2017 Supplementary Immunization Guidance

**No New Required Immunizations for 2017-18 School Year**

Summary of 2017 Immunization Changes

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 should 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:
 
KRS 214.034 Immunization of children
 
KRS 214.036 Exceptions to immunization requirement
 
902 KAR 2:055 Immunization data reporting and exchange
 
 902 KAR 2:060 Immunization Schedule
 
NEW IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE EFFECTIVE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
 
 
Guidance for School Nurses Regarding the Meningitis Vaccine
 
 
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