Student Immunizations: New Requirements
The Kentucky Department of Public Health recently updated its regulation, 902 KAR 2:060, concerning immunization schedules for all public and private school students, and homeschooled students who participate in any public or private school activities.
A summary of changes can be reviewed at this link: Immunization Regulation Changes. Some of the changes for this school year include:
· Homeschooled students must have a current immunization certificate on file with the school before participating in any public or private school activities.
· Religious exemptions shall be documented on a signed and notarized copy of the new form: Commonwealth of Kentucky Parent or Guardian’s Declination on Religious Grounds to Required Immunizations form.
Current versions of the new forms are found below:
Religious Declination Form
Immunization Requirement for Childcare and Preschool
Immunization Requirement for School Age Children
For more details about the immunization regulation change, visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, School and Child Care Immunizations webpage. You may locate a contact from the Kentucky Immunization Program Staff with questions about the updated requirement.
School District Health Coordinators may direct any questions for KDE to Angie McDonald at 502-564-5729, ext. 4430 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.