Immunizations at Schools
Summer 2022 Schedule
- 6/14: NKC School District @ Antioch Middle School
- 6/16: Liberty School District @ South Valley Middle School
- 6/23: Kearney School District @ Kearney High School
- 6/28: Excelsior Springs School District @ TBD
- 6/30: NKC School District @ Staley High School
Registration & Getting Vaccinated
For clinics held in Summer 2022, you must:
- Register your child using this form. Registration is due at least 1 week before the clinic takes place.
- Make an appointment - after registering a CCPHC staff member will call to set up an appointment time. Appointments are limited so register early.
- For summer clinics, a parent or guardian must accompany the child to their appointment.
Clay County Public Health Center accepts and will bill most major insurance plans including Medicaid. Students without 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?
All middle school students (age 11-14) and high school students (age 16-18).
For clinics in summer 2022, students of eligible age may attend a clinic at any school in their district. They do not have to be attending summer 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?
For clinics during summer 2022, yes. This is to ensure that an adult familiar with their medical history is present during the appointment.
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. Schools nurses, familiar with the medical histories of their school's students, 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 5 years and older. Learn more.
- When will clinics take place?
The dates of all scheduled school clinics for Summer 2022 are listed at the top of the Immunizations at Schools page. If your child's school/school district is not currently scheduled for a clinic or you're unable to attend on the scheduled date, you can make an appointment with your child's doctor or at Clay County Public Health Center to make sure they get the vaccinations they need to start the school year.
Clinics in Summer 2022 will generally take place in the morning and early afternoon, in alignment with summer school hours.
- 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 biological 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 get information from trustworthy sources like CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Mercy.