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Immunizations at Schools
During summer 2023, Clay County Public Health Center staff will offer immunization clinics at some area schools. These are a great way to beat the back-to-school rush that takes place at the end of summer and helps your child get the required and recommended immunizations they may need.
To be eligible to attend a clinic, students must:
- Be entering 8th grade or 12th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.
- Attend a school within the host district (for example, only incoming 8th grader or 12th graders within Liberty School District can attend the Discovery Middle School Clinic). The student does not have to be attending summer school to participate in the clinic.
- Be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
These clinics will be by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Summer 2023 Clinics
- June 6: Discovery Middle School (Liberty Public Schools)
- June 13: Kearney High School (Kearney School District)
- June 15: Northgate Middle School (NKC School District)
- June 27: Excelsior Springs High School (Excelsior Springs School District)
- July 11: Oak Park High School (NKC School District)
Registration & Getting Vaccinated
Register your child for a summer clinic using this form. Registration is due at least 1 week before the clinic takes place.
You will receive a confirmation message after the registration is complete. Once your application is received, a Clay County Public Health Center staff member will call you to schedule an appointment. You will receive a call within 2-3 business days after submission. Appointments are limited, so register soon!
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 summer school clinics, only students going into 8th or 12th grade are eligible. Students must also attend a school in the same school district as the hosting school.
- 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?
Yes. The parent or legal guardian may provide written consent for another adult to accompany the student. The consent is included as part of the registration form.
- 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 email@example.com 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 find reliable information from the sources listed on our Vaccine Safety page.