Health Requirements for Admission:
1. The Student Health Record and Health Examination Form must be completed and submitted prior to admission (both forms are enclosed). A physician in the student’s country or country of residence may do the examination at the time of application. Examinations must be in the calendar year of application. Examinations prior to that time are unacceptable. Thereafter an examination at grade 6 and grade 9, as well as in each year of participation in competitive sports is required.
2. Required Immunizations: The basis of KAS immunization requirements are the guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as some modifications according to local guidelines.
Parents must submit copies of official records of the child’s injections/immunizations. The records must be in English or provided with an English translation. These may be copies of infant injection books or other physician’s documentation verifying actual administration dates of the injections. Medical statements such as “all injections given on schedule” are unacceptable.
Applicants must provide official records with the administration dates of injections.
The child is susceptible and there is a re-administration of the immunization series if records cannot be located according to experts. The following immunizations are required ( according to the USA immunization schedule.)Proof of the following immunizations is required.
DPT: This is given in a series of 4 doses during the first 2 years of life followed by a booster sometime after age 4 and before school entry. After that, a DT (Diphtheria/Tetanus) booster is required at around age 11, and is good for 10 years.
Polio: Polio is also given in a series of 3 doses early in life followed by a booster sometime after age 4 and before school entry.
Hepatitis B. This is a series of 3 injections given over six months. In the United States it is becoming increasingly common for states to require it for all their students.
Measles: First dose of immunization at the age of 9 months.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): This is a series of 2 vaccinations, the first is given at age 15-18 months and the second is given sometime between the ages of 4 and 6 and before school entry. If a student has had one of the infections, rather than the immunization, a physician’s statement confirming the diagnosis is required.
Varicella or Chickenpox: This requires only one injection and typically administered between 12 -18 months of age.
1 Tdap: at 7th grade entry if at least 5 years have lapsed since last DTap/DT/Td
3. Recommended Immunizations: the following immunizations are not required, however they are (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommended:
Japanese Encephalitis B series
4. Suggested Immunizations: the following immunizations are not required, however they are suggested:
- Hepatitis A series
- TB test (annually)