Students entering the 12th grade for the school year 2017-2018 are required to have documentation of the Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY/MCV4) on file in the school health office prior to the start of the school year. The MenB vaccine is NOT compliant with the regulations. You can find more information on the school’s website under the Health Services tab or at: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/meningococcal/
A total of two doses will be required before 12th grade. Most students entering 12th grade received their first dose when they were younger and are now due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time. Students entering 12th grade will not need a second dose if they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.
Please bring the immunization record to the school health office. It will be copied and returned to you. You can also have your provider’s office fax them to 315-493-1401. A record of your child’s immunizations from your health care provider or health department is acceptable. A NYSIIS/NYCIR record is also acceptable. The student’s name, date of birth and exact date each immunization was given must be included in the record. Handwritten records must be signed by the provider. Look for common names, Menactra and Menveo.
Your child will NOT be permitted to attend school without the required immunizations. Students will have a 14-day grace period (from the first day of school) to comply with these requirements. This may be extended up to 30 days for students who are transferring from out-of-state or out-of-country who show a good faith effort to come into compliance.
If the student has not received the vaccine or needs the second dose, the required immunizations can be obtained from your family health care provider, your county health department, or school based health clinic if enrolled. Please contact me with any further questions.
Check the Immunization Page for more information!
Required Screenings per NYS:
- 9th Grade -Scoliosis-will be done by School Nurse unless notifiend by the parent in writing that it will be done by private physician on health appraisal and provided to the health office.
- 10th Grade - Health Appraisal, Vision & Hearing
NYS Immunization Survey
At the beginning of each school year every public school district is required by law to complete the NYS Department of Health Immunization Survey. This survey is conducted to make sure students are in compliance with immunizations required by law for entrance to public school. The school nurse does their best to notify parents of discrepancies and inform parents of due/overdue immunizations. The survey reports all students that are compliant, non-compliant or exempt. A medical exemption requires a doctors documentation of reason for exemption and is renewed annually. A religious exemption requires documentation/letter to the Superintendent of schools for approval. All information is collected anonymously.
Weight Status/BMI Survey
The NYS Department of Health also conducts a survey of student's weight status categories/BMI. They survey school districts on a bi-annual basis. All information is collected anonymously.