Required Immunizations

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Parents:

CLICK HERE TO READ A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL REGARDING THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR REQUIREMENTS

All kids entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school.

About the Vaccine:college-backpack

  • It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade.
  • Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children.
  • What’s new is that the vaccine will be required for school entry
    as of Sept. 1, 2017.

About Meningococcal Disease:

  • It causes bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases.
  • Teens and young adults are at greater risk.
  • It comes on quickly and without warning.
  • Its symptoms are similar to the flu.
  • Every case of this disease can result in death or
    long-term disability.

Check with your doctor. Even kids who have had a shot before may
need a booster to start school.

To learn more, visit
health.ny.gov/immunize

Immunization is Protection.