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State Issues New Immunization Requirements for 2015-16 School Year

By Staff

 

scsdlogo - newAccording to the Syracuse City School District, the New York State Department of Health has issued new immunization regulations for the 2015-2016 school year.

Officials said all students must have proper immunizations in order to begin the school year. In addition, if students have not received the immunizations, or required doses listed below, parents should call their children’s doctor in order to make an appointment as soon as possible.

The Onondaga County Immunization Clinic will be available to provide immunizations from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesdays.

The clinic is located in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center, at 421 Montgomery St., basement level, Room 30. Parents should bring their children’s immunization records with them to the appointment.

Contact the SCSD Department of Health Services at 315-435-4145, for questions or concerns regarding immunizations.

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.