Immunizations


Before school this September

  • One dose of meningococcal vaccine Is required before 7th and 8th grade.  If your child had the first dose as a sixth grader, then another dose is not required until 12th grade.  

  • A total of two doses will be required before 12th grade.   Most students entering 12th grade got their first dose when they were younger and are now due for their second dose, or booster.  This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.

  • The only teens who will not need a second dose before 12th grade are those who got their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.

 

It's best to check with your doctor to see whether or not your child needs the vaccine.  Students who are not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend school unless they are vaccinated.

For more information:  Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement

 

IMMUNIZATION LAW

To prevent  Communicable Disease and due to New York State requirement, all students must be immunized; no student will be allowed to attend Fulton City Schools without proof of the following minimum requirements:

 

Acceptable proof of immunization should be provided in a form of certificate from a physician or clinic specifying types and dates of immunization or disease or blood test results that show proof of immunity.  When a range exists, the NYS Department of health may require your child to receive the higher dosage listed in the chart below.

Vaccines

Pre-K and Headstart

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Grades
4-5

Grades
6-9

Grades
10-12

Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTap/DTP/Tdap)

4 doses

5 doses or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at 4 years or older or 3 doses if 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year or older

5 doses or 4 doses if the 4th dose was received at 4 years or older or 3 doses if 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year or older

3 doses

3 doses

Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap) Required only for Students enrolling in grades 6-12 who have not previously received a Tdap at 7 years of age or older.)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

1 dose

1 dose

Polio Vaccine (IPV/OPV)

3 doses

3-4 doses

3 doses

3-4 doses

3 doses

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine (MMR)

1 dose

2 doses

2 doses

2 doses

2 doses

Hepatitis B Vaccine

3 doses

2 or 3 doses

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

1 dose

2 doses

1 dose

2 doses

1 dose

Meningococcal Vaccine

Not applicable

Required: 1 dose at Grade 7 & 8 and 1-2 doses at Grade 12

Haemophilus insluenzae type b conjugate vaccine (HIB) 1-4 doses Not applicable
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) 1-4 doses Not applicable


Please send proof of Immunization to the school nurse where your child will be attending school in the Fall.  


Proof of immunization must be any 1of the 3 items listed below:

  • An immunization certificate signed by your healthcare provider

  • Immunization Registry report (NYSIIS or CIR from NYC) from your healthcare provider or your county health department

  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases

    • For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had the disease is also acceptable

  • Kindergarteners without proof of starting their immunizations may NOT start school.  Telling the nurse the date and place of shots does not help.  New York State requires actual proof (signed documents) of the beginning of the mandatory immunizations.
The school nurse will contact parents of children delayed in their immunization schedules.  Once again there are clear standards that require evidence of continuing immunizations as mandated.
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