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ATTENTION PARENTS: Changes to NYS Immunization Requirements Effective July 1, 2018

New York State has made changes to its school health exam schedule as well as requirements for the meningococcal vaccine, effective July 1, 2018. Please see the immunization schedule below.
IMMUNIZATION LAW
To prevent Communicable Disease and due to New York State requirement, all students must be immunized; no student will be allowed to attend the Baldwinsville Central Schools without proof of the following minimum requirements:

Acceptable proof of immunization should be provided in a form of certificate from physician or clinic specifying types and dates of immunization or disease; or blood test results that shows proof of immunity. When a range exists, the NYS Department of Health may require your child to receive the higher dosage listed in the chart below.
 
Vaccines Kindergarten
through Grade 4
Grade 5 Grades 6 through 10  Grades
11 & 12
Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap) 4 to 5 doses 4 to 5 doses 3 doses 3 doses
Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap) (Required only for students enrolling in grades 6-12 who have not previously received a Tdap at 7 years of age or older.) Not applicable Not applicable 1 dose 1 dose
Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) 3 to 4 doses 3 doses 3 to 4 doses 3 doses
Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses 2 doses
Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses 3 doses 3 doses 3 doses
Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine 2 doses 1 dose 2 doses 1 dose
Meningococcal  Vaccine  Grades 7, 8 & 9: 1 dose, Grade 12: 2 doses or 1 dose if the dose was received at 16 years or older

You can download a PDF of these requirements HERE.

After June 21, please send proof of immunization to the school nurse where your child will be attending school in the fall. Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:
  • An immunization certificate signed by your health care provider
  • Immunization Registry report (NYSIIS or CIR from NYC) from your health care provider or your county health department
  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases
    • For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.



Kindergarteners must  provide proof of starting their immunizations before they can start school. Telling the nurse the date and place of shots does not help. New York State requires actual proof (signed documents) of beginning the mandatory immunizations.

The school nurse will contact kids delayed in their immunization schedules. Once again there are clear standards that require evidence of continuing immunizations as mandated.