Immunizations & Medications

  • Immunization Requirements

    All 7th and 12th grade students MUST HAVE proof of having been given the Meningococcal vaccine in order to attend school.

    • Students entering Grade 7 in 2022 must have 1 dose of the meningococcal vaccine.
      They will be required to get a booster at the age of 16.

    • Students entering Grade 12 in 2022 must have either:
      • 2 doses of the 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.

    Students must have an up-to-date immunization record, which complies with New York State Department of Health requirements. New requirements for school attendance became effective Sept. 1, 2015. View requirements.

    Physical Examination Requirements

    New York State law requires students in grades *K,1,3,5,7,9 and 11,* as well as new entrants, to have a physical examination.  NYS law also requires Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight-status-category for students in grades *K,1,3,5,7,9 and 11,* as well as new entrants, to be reported for these grade levels.

    Note about medications in school:

    Medication administration in school requires a written order from a licensed prescriber along with written parental permission. All medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must adhere to these guidelines. Medication must be brought in by a parent/guardian (adult) in the original container.  Medications CAN NOT be brought to school by a student via the bus.