Updated: January 13, 2014
Kansas Department of Health & Environment Immunization Program
1000 SW Jackson
Phone: (785) 296-5591
Fax: (785) 296-6510
Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||
Five doses required. Four doses acceptable if dose 4 is given on or after the 4th birthday. A single dose of Tdap is required at Grades 7-12 if no previous history of Tdap vaccination regardless of interval since the last Td.
Doses given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months (4th dose may be given at 12 months provided at least 6 months after dose 3) and 5 years of age. Four doses acceptable if dose 4 given on or after the 4th birthday and 6 month after 3rd dose.
|Hepatitis A||Day Care, Head Start||2 doses required for children less than 5 years of age. The first dose is given at 12 to 18 months of age, with a 6 month interval between the first and second dose.|
|Hepatitis B||Head Start, Kindergarten||Head Start, K-12 - 3 three doses required through grade 12. Doses given at birth, 2 months, and 6-18 months of age|
4 doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. Total doses needed for series completion is dependent on the type of vaccine and the age of the child when doses given
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 2 doses required. Doses given between 12-15 months and 4-5 years of age.
|Meningococcal||No Requirements||One dose recommended at 11 years with a booster dose at 16 years of age; not required for school entry.|
|Pneumococcal||Day Care, K-12||4 doses required for children less than 5 yrs of age in early childhood programs. Total doses needed dependent on the age of the child when doses given.|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 2 months: 1 dose due. 4 months: 2nd dose due. 6 months: 3rd dose due. 12-15 months: 4th dose due.
K-12- 4 doses unless 3rd dose after 4th birthday, then 3 doses
|Varicella||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head start: two doses required unless history of varicella disease documented by a licensed physician. Doses given at 12-15 months and 4-6 years of age.
K-12: two doses required for grades K-4 and 7-9; one dose required for grades 5-6 and 10-12 unless history of varicella disease documented by a licensed physician.