Important Immunization Information

Beginning September 1, 2016, per New York State Education Law, all 7th and 12th grade students MUST HAVE proof of having been given Meningococcal vaccine (shot) in order to attend school.

Students entering Grade 7 in 2016 must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.
Students entering Grade 12 in 2016 must have either: 

  • 2 doses of 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

Proof of the meningococcal vaccine must be presented to the school nurse prior to starting school on September 6th.
If you have questions or concerns about immunizations, please contact your child’s school nurse.
Anyone who is under-insured can receive the vaccines at no cost through the Suffolk County Immunization Action Program:
http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PatientCare/ImmunizationActionProgram