USD 263 Immunization Notice
State law requires that all students have proper vaccinations, or they will not be allowed to enter or continue in school. Each student enrolled in the Mulvane Public Schools must file documentation of his or her immunization status. This is done by filing a Kansas Certificate of Immunization (KCI) form signed by a physician or local Health Department official. All students entering Mulvane Public Schools must have completed the full series of required immunizations and a health assessment form in order to enroll in school. Students who have not completed the required inoculations may enroll if a physician or local health department certifies that the child has received the most recent appropriate inoculation in the required series.
The required series consists of:
• 5 DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) The Tdap booster is required at 11 years of age if more than 2 yrs since previous dose. All students in the 7th-12th grades are required to have 1 dose of Tdap regardless of the interval since the last dose of Td (tetanus/diphtheria). This is the improved pertussis immunity due to increasing outbreaks.
• 4 OPV (oral polio)-The last dose of the OPV inoculations must have been received after the fourth birthday.
• 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); state mandate requires student to have a total of two.
• A tetanus booster is required ten years after the last DPT.
• All K-8th grade students are required to have 2 doses of Varicella. All 9th-12th grade students are required to have 1 dose of varicella for school attendance, 2 doses are recommended by the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices). Varicella is not required if child has had chickenpox disease and disease is documented by a physician signature. Without a physician signature, vaccine is required even if you believe your child has had chickenpox disease.
• Hepatitis B series vaccination:Three doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs.
• 3 Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) required for children less than 5 yrs of age in early childhood programs.
• 4 PCV7 (Pneumococcal conjugate) required for children less than 5 yrs of age in early childhood programs.
• 2 Hepatitis A required for children less than 5 yrs of age in early childhood programs.
Medical or religious exemptions are the only legal alternatives allowed by the state and must be filed with the school annually.
Children who are exempt from immunizations will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak or suspected case of vaccine preventable disease.