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The purpose of this notice is to inform you about a recent change in the immunizations requirement for school entry that will take effect September 1, 2007.

Students who are entering 6th grade, and who are 11 years old or older, must receive an immunization containing tetanus toxoids, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap).

Students who are 10 years old entering sixth grade must be vaccinated as soon as they turn 11 years old.

It is imperative that you talk with your doctor now to verify your child has received Td, DT, or Dtap within the past two years.

To prevent your child from being excluded from sixth grade:
• Have the health care provider fill out the bottom of this form (click here to download form) OR
• Bring in a copy of your child’s official immunization record showing proof of their recent Tdap booster.

All Children Entering 6th Grade Must Show Proof of Immunity Against Chickenpox

Chickenpox Shots
New York State
Varicella Immunization Requirements
For School Entrance and Attendance

Effective January 1, 2005, all children entering 6th grade
show proof of immunity against varicella (chickenpox).


Proof of immunity against varicella means:

• Record of one (1) dose of varicella vaccine if your child is under 13 years of age and 2 doses of varicella vaccine if your child is 13 years of age and older, or
• Blood testing reord that shows serologic evidence of immunity or
• Medical record to documentation chickenpox infection.
If your child's birthday is on or after: Proof of immunity required for enrollment into:
January 1, 1994 6th Grade
January 1, 1998 School (Grades K and 1)
January 1, 2000 Preschool settings
For more information
call your health care provider


Chicken Pox News

In order for a child to enter kindergarten, the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine is required for those born on or after 1/1/98. Alternatives include:

• Serologic (blood test) proof of having had chicken pox.

• Written physician statement of medical exemption by a medical doctor licensed to practice in New York State. (This would include a statement confirming a past diagnosis of chicken pox.)

The New York State Department of Education will not recognize a written note from the parent regarding history of chicken pox.



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Immunization Clinic

An Immunization Clinic sponsored by the Onondaga County Health Department is held every Thursday from 8:30-11:30 at the William Harris Community Center. See attached map quest directions. For more information on County Health Department clinics visit directions to the County Immunization clinic:

From: Baker High School 29 E Oneida St Baldwinsville, NY 13027 US

To: 301 Slocum Ave Syracuse, NY 13204-3223 US

Driving Directions:
1. Start out going West on E ONEIDA ST toward VIRGINIA ST. (0.22 miles)
2. Turn LEFT onto NY-48/OSWEGO ST. Continue to follow NY-48. (1.37 miles)
3. Turn RIGHT onto VAN BUREN RD/CR-159. (1.18 miles)
4. Merge onto NY-690 S via the ramp- on the left- toward I-90. (1.91 miles)
5. NY-690 S becomes I-690 E. (7.98 miles)
6. Take the WEST ST exit- exit number 11- toward ONCENTER. (0.27 miles)
7. Merge onto N WEST ST. (0.91 miles)
8. Turn RIGHT onto W ONONDAGA ST. (0.13 miles)
9. Turn RIGHT onto SLOCUM AVE. (0.09 miles)

Total Estimated Time: 21 minutes
Total Distance: 14.07 miles

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