Required Immunizations for the 2022-23 school year

 
child getting a shot
 

Important message regarding state requirements from the school health office for the upcoming 22/23 school year

 
Within 14 days of the first day of school, parents must:
  • Show proof of their child’s up-to-date vaccinations, OR
  • Provide a valid medical exemption from vaccination.
In order to attend or remain in school, children who are unvaccinated or overdue must receive at least the first dose of all required vaccines within the first 14 days. They also must plan to receive all follow-up doses at the ages and intervals (time between doses) listed in the recommended vaccination schedule.

Vaccines required for school attendance
  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP or Tdap)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • Polio vaccine
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
 
Additional vaccines required for middle school and high school
  • Tdap vaccine for Grades 6-12-
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY) for Grades 7-12
  • Students in Grade 12 need an additional booster dose of MenACWY on or after their 16th birthday
 
Middle School Information
Students who are 10 years old in grade 6 and who have not yet received a Tdap vaccine are in compliance until they turn 11 years old.

In school year 2022-2023, only doses of Tdap given at age 10 years or older will satisfy the Tdap requirement for students in grades 6, 7, and 8; however, doses of Tdap given at age 7 years or older will satisfy the requirement for students in grades 9 through 12.

- 2022-23 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance (ny.gov)

High School Information
All students entering GRADES 7-12 must have the MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE

- 2169.pdf (ny.gov)
- New Law on School Vaccination Requirements (Publication #2196) (ny.gov)
 
All student grade levels – Health Certificates and Dental Certificates
Students new to the district or in grades Pre-K, 1,3,5,7,9 and 11 must have a current physical and each student is requested to furnish a dental health certificate at the same time that health certificates are sent in. Please include a care plan for any health issues your student has that would require care during the school year.
Please follow the links below to review student requirements for the 2022-2023 school year

- Required New York State School Health Examination Form (schoolhealthny.com)
- NYS_NYCScreen_ExamReq2018.pdf (schoolhealthny.com)
 
You may contact your family pediatrician for updates. In addition, there are clinics held at the Sullivan County Public Health Nursing Service (845) 292-5910.

You may send any updated immunizations and physicals to the school health office. If you have any questions, please contact (845) 295-4111