Over the next several weeks, JCPS will be holding vaccination clinics at schools with large numbers of unvaccinated students. A list of the schools and dates for the vaccination clinics is being shared with families.
Students will be able to receive the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, as well as the COVID-19 and Flu vaccines, with a properly filled-out authorization form from a parent or guardian.
The CDC and Kentucky Department of Public Health are urging families to be aware of a measles outbreak in Ohio that appears to be spreading to other locations. While MMR vaccines are required of all Kentucky school children, more than 10,000 JCPS students are not immunized. Measles are highly contagious and often result in hospitalization of those who contract the virus.
JCPS is also sending out notices to families whose school records show they need to be vaccinated. We are urging parents and guardians to check their child’s immunization status and make sure they are up to date with all of them, including the measles vaccine (MMR).
For more information about measles, vaccinations and why it’s important to have your child immunized, visit the CDC Website.