Immunizations at Schools
Students can get caught up on their required and recommended vaccines without ever needing to leave school. Clay County Public Health Center staff visit local schools to provide easy-to-access services to middle and high schoolers, with parent permission.
Spring 2023 Clinics
- March 2: Excelsior Springs Middle & High School
- March 14: Liberty Middle School
- March 16: Kearney High School
- March 28: Liberty High School
- March 30: Discovery & South Valley Middle Schools
- April 4: New Mark Middle School
- April 6: North Kansas City High School
- April 11: Staley High School
- April 13: Maple Park Middle School
- April 18: Northgate Middle School
- April 20: Oak Park High School
- April 25: Antioch Middle School
- April 27: Winnetonka High School
- May 2: Liberty North High School
- May 4: Smithville Middle & High School
- May 9: Heritage Middle School
- May 11: Kearney Middle School
Registration & Getting Vaccinated
Register your child using this form. Registration is due at least 1 week before the clinic takes place.
Clay County Public Health Center accepts and will bill most major insurance plans including Medicaid. For students that DO have any type of insurance coverage, please provide this information on the registration form. Failure to do so may result in a delay of scheduling the student for requested immunizations.
Students without insurance, out-of-network insurance, or insurance that doesn’t pay for vaccines can also receive the vaccine at no cost during school immunization clinics.
On the day of their clinic, students should eat breakfast or lunch and be well hydrated.
- Who is eligible?
For middle school clinics: ages 11-14 and high school clinics: ages 16-18.
- Who administers the vaccines?
Registered nurses on staff with Clay County Public Health Center are trained and qualified to safely vaccinate students.
- Does a parent or guardian need to accompany the student?
No. For clinics during the regular school year, students are able to get vaccinated at their school during the school day, with parent permission through the registration form. School nurses oversee these clinics.
- How much does it cost?
This program is at no cost to the school, students, or families. If a student is enrolled in Medicaid or has private insurance, insurance will be billed. Students without insurance (or insurance that doesn’t pay for vaccines) can also receive vaccines for free.
This program is a great opportunity to avoid the administration fees that apply when getting vaccinated at the CCPHC building!
- What vaccines are offered?
Required and recommended vaccines for your student’s age group.
- Tdap (Adacel) vaccine is required for students entering 8th grade
- One Meningococcal/ACWY (Menactra) vaccine is required for students entering 8th grade.
- Two Meningococcal/ACWY (Menactra) vaccines are required for students entering 12th grade if first one given before age 15.
- Other vaccines offered: Flu, HPV (Gardasil 9), Men B (Bexsero or Trumenba-16-18 yr olds only)
- Will COVID-19 vaccines and boosters be offered?
Not at this time. To get any dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, please reference our list of local options.
COVID vaccines are now available for anyone 6 months and older. Learn more.
- Is participation optional?
Yes. Your child will not receive any vaccinations at school until the registration and consent form is completed and submitted.
Only a custodial parent may provide consent. If another guardian is providing consent, guardian paperwork is required. Guardianship paperwork may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 816-595-4390.
- Where can I get more information or answers to questions?
If you have questions about the school vaccination program, please contact your school nurse or the Clay County Public Health Center Immunizations program staff at 816-595-4355.
For questions about vaccines (safety, effectiveness, etc.), please speak with your child's doctor. You can also get information from trustworthy sources like CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Mercy.