Kindergarten Immunizations

  • Children enrolling in kindergarten must meet the requirements of the Missouri School Immunization Law, Rules and Regulations. The required immunizations are:

     

    DPT (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) series of at least four (4) doses of the vaccine, the last one received on or after the child's fourth birthday.
    Polio A series of at least three (3) doses of IPV/OPV vaccine, the last one received on or after the child's fourth birthday.
    MMR Two (2) doses on or after the first birthday

    MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella (usually given as 1 injection)
    Hepatitis B Three (3) doses administered according to ASIP recommendations
    Varicella (Chicken Pox) Two (2) doses on or after the first birthday, or a signed verification from a licensed doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO) that the child has had the disease.

     

    NOTE: Kindergarten students will not be allowed to start school if the state requirements are not met. Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or "in-progress" status. 

     

    COVID-19 vaccination is not a requirement for enrollment nor a condition of employment in NKC Schools. If your family would like to take advantage of COVID-19 vaccination resources, please click here for more information

     

    According to the immunization dates provided to the school at the time of kindergarten enrollment, your child needs the following immunization(s) prior to the first day of school, or the first day of K2K Summer Program, if they are attending. Enrollment is not complete until immunization requirements are met.