Immunization Information For All RHS & BMS Students to Meet New York State Department of Health Requirements


All children in the following grades need to have physicals for this school year:

Seventh Graders

Tenth Graders

All students new to the district

All students participating in sports

 

THESE CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED BY NEW YORK STATE LAW TO HAVE A PHYSICAL.

 

If you would prefer to have your child’s exam done by his/her own doctor, it must:

* Have been done no more than 12 months prior to the start of the school year.

* Be completed and signed by the examining physician.

* Returned to the school nurse as soon as possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

If the completed form is not on file, the exam will be done at school when the rest of your son/daughter’s class is scheduled. (Sports Physicals are offered periodically and may require the student to sign up in the health office-unless they will have a physical done by their own physician.)

 

Please note that physicals are good for one calendar year. (However, following serious illnesses or injuries, reassessment of health and written documentation by a physician may be required.)

 

Please note the following required immunizations for school:

3 doses of DPT,

Tdap for students entering 6th grade- discuss the specifics with your physician.

3-4 doses of OPV, IPV or any combination of OPV and IPV,

2 MMR,

3 Hepatitis B, or 2- if adult dosage is specified by the physician,

2 doses of Varicella (chicken pox) for students born on or after 1/1/94 entering or transferring into) the 6th grade, and students in gradeless classes born on or after 1/1/94 and age equivalent of the 6th grade. (Diagnosis by a physician of a student having had chicken pox is acceptable proof of immunity).

1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine-for students entering grade7, (they will be required to get a booster at age 16). 2 doses for Students entering grade 12-unless the first dose was given on or after age 16

Documentation of the above immunizations must be signed or stamped by a physician.

 

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