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All students enrolling in any district school shall provide the building principal with proof of immunization of certain diseases or furnish documents to satisfy statutory requirements.  Booster shots mandated by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Environment are also required. 

Students who fail to provide the documentation required by law may be excluded from school by the superintendent until statutory requirements are satisfied.  Notice of exclusion shall be given to the parents/guardians as prescribed by law.  Students who are not immunized against a particular disease(s) may be excluded from school during any outbreak.

The following immunizations are required:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP):  Five doses required.  Doses given at:  Dose 1: 2 months, Dose 2: 4 months, Dose 3: 6 months, Dose 4: 15-18 months (fourth dose may be given at 12 months provided at least 6 months after dose 3) and Dose 5: prior to kindergarten entry.  Four doses are acceptable if dose 4 is given after age 4 years.  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.
  • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV):  Four doses required.  Dose 1: 2 months, Dose 2: 4 months, Dose 3: 6-18 months, and dose 4 must be given 6 months after third dose, after 4 years of age and prior to kindergarten entry.  Three doses are acceptable with one dose after 4 years of age, 6 months between second and third dose and final dose prior to kindergarten entry.  Students enrolled in Grades 8-12 with a complete minimum interval Polio series do not need to be recalled for additional doses. 
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Two doses required.  Dose 1: 12-15 months and Dose 2: prior to kindergarten entry.  Minimum age is 12 months of age and interval between doses may be as short as 28 days.
  • Hepatitis B: Three doses required.  Dose 1 given at birth, Dose 2: 2 months, and Dose 3: 6-18 months of age.
  • Varicella (chickenpox): Two doses are required.  Dose 1: 12-15 months and Dose 2 prior to kindergarten entry.  Students 12 years old and younger a 3-month interval is recommended; however, upon record review the interval between doses may be as short as 28 days for the second dose to be counted as valid.  Students 13 years and older, a 28-day interval between doses is required.  Please note that regardless of students’ age, if first dose is at 12 months of age with second dose 28 days after first dose, both doses are valid.   No doses are required when student has history of varicella disease documented by a licensed physician.

 In addition to the immunizations required for school entry, the following vaccines are recommended to protect students:

  • Meningococcal (MCV4):  One dose recommended at 11 years of age with a booster dose at 16 years of age.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV):  Two doses recommended at 11 years of age.
  • Influenza:  Annual vaccination recommended for all ages > 6 months of age.  Number of doses is dependent on age and number of doses given in previous years.  


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USD 234 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Superintendent, 424 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701, telephone: 620-223-0800.

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