Changes in Immunization Requirements for 2015-2016 School Year

     Published on 9/9/15   Tagged under:    District News   

The New York State Department of Health has issued new immunization regulations for the 2015-2016 school year.
 
Parents, please note that all students must have proper immunizations to begin the school year. If your child has not received the immunizations or required doses listed below, please call your child’s doctor to make an appointment as soon as possible.
 
If you do not have insurance or you have Medicaid, the Onondaga County Immunization Clinic will continue to be available from 9:00 am to 12 noon every Wednesday morning to give immunizations. It is located in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center (421 Montgomery Street, basement level, Room 30). Please bring your child’s immunization record with you.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about immunizations, please contact the SCSD Department of Health Services at 435-4145.
 
 
Kindergarten and Grade 1 Students
DTP, DTaP 5 doses or 4 with the 4th dose at 4 years of age or older; or 3 if starting the series at 7 years of age or older
Polio 4 doses or 3 with the 3rd dose at 4 years of age or older
MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) 2 doses
Varicella 2 doses
Grade 2-5 students
DTP, DTaP 5 doses or 4 with the 4th dose at 4 years of age or older; or 3 if starting the series at 7 years of age or older
Grade 6 and 7 Students
Polio 4 doses; 3 with 3rd dose at 4 years of age or older
Grade 8-12 Students
Students in grades 8 through 12 in the 2015-2016 school year deemed in compliance through graduation if they met the immunization requirements in effect prior to June 30, 2014. Intervals do not need to be assessed.