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Immunization requirement for 2017-18 school year

Girl getting vaccinated
Girl getting vaccinated
All students entering 7th, 8th and 12th grades must have the meningococcal vaccine.

Without it, they can’t start school.

 

About the Vaccine:

• It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade.

• Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children.

• The meningococcal vaccine has been required for school entry since Sept. 1, 2016.

 

About Meningococcal Disease:

• It causes bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases.

• Teens and young adults are at greater risk.

• It comes on quickly and without warning.

• Its symptoms are similar to the flu.

• Every case of this disease can result in death or long-term disability.

 

Check with your doctor. Even kids who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school.

 

To learn more, visit health.ny.gov/immunize

 

Immunization is Protection.