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Immunization Requirements



2019-2020 NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance


 

****The following are NEW requirements for NYS schools for the 2019-2020 school year affecting Grades 6-12.

2019-2020 School Year Immunization Requirement for Meningococcal Vaccine:

 
 All 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students MUST HAVE proof of having been given Meningococcal vaccine (shot) in order to attend school.
 
  • Students entering Grade 7, 8, 9, and 10 in 2019- 2020 must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.
     
  • Students entering Grade 12 in 2019- 2020 must have either:
    •  2 doses of meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16
    •  1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16
 
New York State law requires parents/ guardians to give the school an immunization (shot) record that shows their child has received, or has appointment(s) to receive the required vaccine(s) (shots) in order to attend school.  This record may be from a health care provider, health department, or an official immunization record from the child's former school. The record must include:

 
  1. Name of the vaccine
  2. Date vaccine given
  3. Who gave it, along with their title; or where it was given if at a clinic
 
Please contact your health care provider to make sure your child has what they need to attend school this fall.

 

2019-2020 Immunization Requirements for Students in Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11

 
New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter and attend school. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations.  They are listed below.

Required Immunizations for Students in Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11
Immunization Number of Doses
DTaP/DTP 3 doses
Tdap Age 11:  Must receive an immunization containing Tetanus
Toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
 
Polio
 
 
4 doses
or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at age 4  or older
MMR 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses or 2 doses
of adult hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received doses at least 4 months apart between ages  11 through 15 years
Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses
 
Meningococcal conjugate
(MenACWY)
1 dose
Grade 7 or 8*,  9*, & 10*
* Most of the students in grade 8, 9, and 10 will have already received the MENACWY vaccine dose in grade 7, unless transferred from out of state or out of country. MenACWY vaccine is not required per NYSDOH for grade 11.
 
 

 2019-2020 Immunization Requirements for Students in Grade 12

 
New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter and attend school. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations.  They are listed below.

Required Immunizations for Students in Grade 12
Immunization Number of Doses
DTaP/DTP 3 doses
Tdap 1 dose
 
Polio
 
3 doses
MMR 2 doses
Hepatitis B 3 doses or 2 doses
of adult hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received doses at least 4 months apart between ages 11 through 15 years
Varicella (chickenpox) 1 dose
 
Meningococcal conjugate
(MenACWY)
By Grade 12: 2 doses or
1 dose  if the dose was received at age 16 or older
*Note: MenACWY vaccine is not required per NYSDOH for grade 11.



Thank you for your attention to these new immunization requirements.
 
If you have questions or concerns about immunizations, please contact the school health staff.
 
Middle School Nurse: Wendy Stavenhagen, RN
                                                Email: wstavenhagen@catomeridian.org
                                                Phone #: 315-626-3319 ext.1207
                                                Fax #: 315-626-3446
 
 
High School Nurse: Kathy Nodine, RN
                                            Email: knodine@catomeridian.org
                                            Phone #: 315-626-3317 ext.2231
                                            Fax #: 315-626-3321


 

 
 
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