An Important Immunization Update for Families to Know
An Important Immunization Update for Families to Know
Posted on 12/21/2017

Families asked to complete the following steps as soon as possible 

Starting July 1, 2018, the state of Kentucky will be requiring all students in kindergarten through grade twelve to provide proof of having received two doses of hepatitis A vaccine. Since the minimum spacing between the two doses is six months, families are asked to complete the following steps as soon as possible to ensure that their child is compliant with this new regulation prior to the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

  1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment to begin the vaccination series.
  2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
  3. Turn in a copy of a current Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.

Also new for the 2018-19 school year, all students age 16 years or older are required to show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal ACWY vaccine. To ensure compliance, families are asked to do the following: 

  1. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to ensure that these vaccines have been given to your child, or make an appointment for your child to receive the vaccine(s). If your child has not previously received a dose of the vaccine and is age 16 or older, only one dose is required.
  2. Obtain an updated Kentucky Immunization Certificate from your provider.
  3. Turn in a copy of a current Immunization Certificate to your child’s school.

Families with questions may contact Danville Independent Schools District Nurse at 238-1308 ext. 1155.

Please send your child’s Certificate of Immunization, reflecting two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine and two doses of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine (for children 16 years of age or older), to school as soon as possible. Certificate can be emailed to the District Nurse, dropped off or faxed to your child's school.

Beverly Wolfe
District Nurse
beverly.wolfe@danville.kyschools.us

Edna L. Toliver Elementary School
Fax: 859-238-1334

Jennie Rogers Elementary School
Fax: 859-238-1342

John W. Bate Middle School
Fax: 859-238-1343

Mary G. Hogsett Elementary School
Fax: 859-238-1341

Danville High School
Fax: 859-936-8401