Parents of incoming 6th graders: immunization requirement

Parents, do you have a student who will be entering 6th grade for the 2017/18 school year?  Please note the following important information from Mrs. Morse, our school nursed, about a required vaccine.

"This notice is to remind you of the updated information from the New York State Immunization Department for school attendance and entrance in the 2017-2018 school year. New York State is requiring all children whose birthday is on or after January 1, 1994 and who are entering grade 6 to show proof of a Tdap and a varicella immunization. 

Proof of immunity against Tdap is a vaccination. Please note that Tdap is different than Dtap. If your child has had a tetanus booster in the past 2 years, he/she will not be able to have Tdap at this time. They will however be required to receive the Tdap vaccine 2 years from their last tetanus booster.

Proof of immunity against varicella means:

1. Record of 2 doses of varicella vaccine or

2. Blood testing record that shows serologic evidence of immunity or

3. Medical record to document chicken pox infection from the licensed provider.

Parental note is not accepted as proof of immunity.

Proof of immunity needs to be sent to the elementary nurse’s office before the 2017-2018 school year. Your child’s provider may fax the information to the school. Our fax number is 315-653-7500. Failure to show proof of immunity will result in your child not being allowed to attend school. This is a public health law. If you have questions, you may call the school nurse at 315-653-7218 or your local public health department."

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