Immunizations

Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement for 2019-2020:
All students entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 in New York State  will be required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease as recommended by the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Students in Grade 7, 8, 9, and 10 will require 1 dose of MenACWY vaccine (sometimes abbreviated as MCV4; brand names Menactra or Menveo)  and students in Grade 12 will require 2 doses of MenACWY with last dose on or after 16 years of age or 1 dose of MenACWY on or after age 16 years.

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Meningococcal Disease | Guide for Parents
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Please check with your HealthCare Provider for your child’s immunization status.   All documentation must be on file in the Health Office PRIOR to release of the student's school schedule.

New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164 mandates that schools shall not permit a child to be admitted unless the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization or proof from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant that the child is in the process of receiving the required immunizations.

New York State Immunization Requirements for sixth grade include Tdap & 2nd Varicella.  Ten years olds entering 6th grade do not need Tdap vaccine.  They will need it once they turn 11.  Any immunization obtained over the summer can be mailed directly to Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School 6th Grade Guidance Office.

The required immunizations are:  
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All immunizations must be documented by your health care provider, health department where the child received the immunizations, or must be from an official copy of the immunization record from the child's previous school (a copy of the original immunization record from the healthcare provider – not a copy of the school health record). All immunizations must specify that exact date each immunization was administered. Your child will not be permitted to attend school without the necessary verification of immunizations.