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Immunizations

Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) is excited to announce that you can now access and print immunization records through the new Kentucky Immunization Registry (KYIR) Public Portal. The records can help you learn if you and your family are up to date on vaccinations when compared to routine vaccination schedules as well as be provided to school, work and other entities that request immunization records. You can also access your COVID-19 vaccine information.

Covid-19 Information

Nurse holding vaccine bottle.

Flu Information

Flu is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. Anyone can get the flu, but it is more dangerous for some people. Infants and young children, people 65 years and older, pregnant people, and people with certain health conditions or a weakened immune system are at greatest risk of flu complications.

Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. If you have a medical condition, such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes, flu can make it worse.

Flu can cause fever and chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose.

In an average year, thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related visits to the doctor each year.

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant): What You Need to Know

Spanish Translation: Vacuna contra la influenza (gripe) (inactivada o recombinante): Lo que necesita saber

Flu Vaccine: Who should get inactivated influenza vaccine? People 6 months of age and older at risk for getting a serious case of influenza or influenza complications, and people in close contact with them (including all household members) should get the vaccine. We do accept some private insurance for adult flu vaccinations. Appointments are required.

Pregnant Women and Flu Vaccine: Pregnant and postpartum women are at higher risk for severe illness and complications from influenza than women who are not pregnant because of changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy. Influenza vaccination can be administered at any time during pregnancy, before and during the influenza season.

Immunizations for Children

Kentucky mandates every student have a current Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to attend school. The School Immunization Program, including Kentucky's Immunization Registry, is administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Immunization Program. Immunization laws and regulations protect everyone. Kentucky has regulations requiring immunizations for children in child care and school. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) administers the Immunization Program in Kentucky schools. These same requirements also provide exemptions from these immunizations for both medical reasons and religious beliefs. A current immunization certificate should be on file at the school within two weeks of the child’s enrollment (702 KAR 1:160, formerly 704 KAR 4:020).

For more information or questions regarding immunizations, forms or the KY Immunization Registry, please visit the Kentucky Immunization Registry 

Childhood Diseases: Protect your child against various childhood diseases. A vaccination schedule is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

 

 

Fees are based on a sliding scale if your child is not covered by a medical card. Please call for an appointment.

BACK TO SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN

For Enrollment, a child needs to be up to date on the following vaccines:

DTap

MMR

Polio

Varicella

Hep A

Hep B

PCV

Hib

6TH GRADE

Child needs to be up to date on vaccines and receive the following at age 11:

Meningitis (MenACWY)

Tdap

Ask your healthcare provider about

HPV

HIGH SCHOOL
AGE 16

Meningitis (MenACWY)

(2 doses are required for school)

Immunizations for Adults

Protect adults against influenza and post injury tetanus. Appointments are required. Please call for more information and to make an appointment.

What immunizations do I need? Take the free Adolescent and Adult Immunization Quiz.

  • Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

  • Get Vaccinated Before You Travel

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