Immunizations at Schools
On-site school immunization clinics are a convenient way for parents to get required and recommended vaccines for their child without having to miss work or their student to miss school. The assurance of meeting school vaccine requirements without waiting in long lines a week or two before school starts is a win-win for everyone!
These clinics are offered at secondary schools in Clay County for students aged 11-14 and 16-18 years old. For information about billing, alternate ways to register and more, see our Frequently Asked Questions below. You can also call 816-595-4355 with any additional questions.
Fall 2023 Clinics
- Sept. 19: Winnetonka High School
- Sept. 21: New Mark Middle School
- Sept. 28: Excelsior Springs Middle School & Excelsior Springs High School
- Oct. 3: Kearney High School
- Oct. 5: Kearney Middle School
- Oct. 10: Northgate Middle School
- Oct. 12: Antioch Middle School
- Oct. 17: Discovery Middle School & South Valley Middle School
- Oct. 19: Maple Park Middle School
- Oct. 24: Staley High School
- Oct. 26: Liberty High School
- Oct. 31: North Kansas City High School
- Nov. 7: Oak Park High School
- Nov. 9: Liberty North High School
- Nov. 14: Heritage Middle School
- Nov. 16: Liberty Middle School
- Nov. 28: Jacobs Center
- Dec. 7: Smithville Middle School & Smithville High School
Registration & Getting Vaccinated
Please register within one month of your child's clinic and no later than 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?
Children ages 11-14 and 16-18 years old. They must attend the school at which the clinic is being held.
- 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, parents/guardians do not need to be present. The student will be briefly called out of class to attend the clinic, under the supervision of their school nursing staff.
- How much does it cost?
This program is free to the school, students, and 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 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 find reliable information from the sources listed on our Vaccine Safety page.