For Immediate Release
August 2, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE Provides Important Back-to-School Information
Regarding Birth Certificates and Immunization

Topeka—In preparing students for school enrollment, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) provides the following information related to birth certificates and immunization.

 Birth Certificates
The Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics (BEPHI) provides the option to get a birth certificate online at: http://www.kdheks.gov/vital/birth.html. You can also obtain your birth certificates in person from the Office of Vital Statistics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1000 SW Jackson Street in Topeka, or by mail using the form here. There is a $15 fee for each certified copy of a Kansas birth certificate. Office of Vital Statistics can be reached at (785) 296-1400.

Immunizations
The Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention (BDCP) provides up-to-date immunization information, which includes the latest 2011-2012 School & Child Care Immunization information at: http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/schoolInfo.htm  This site also provides immunization requirements, school entry requirements, Medical Exemptions form and the Kansas Certificate of Immunization.