From The Desks of The School Health Offices
Dear Clinton Families,
What a year it has been, but we made it through! The summer days go by quickly and before you know it, the start of the 2021-2022 school year will be here. New York State has released the updated requirements for immunizations, physicals and screenings for the 2021-2022 school year. Please look over the requirements carefully and let us know if you have any questions.
IMMUNIZATIONS: New York State requires certain immunizations when entering Kindergarten, 6th, 7th, and 12th grade. New York State requires proof of the necessary immunizations within 2 weeks of the first day of school. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary doctor, appointments can be made through the Oneida County Health Dept. at 315-798-5747.
Kindergarten Immunization Requirements:
- 3 to 5 doses of DTP
- 3 to 4 doses of Polio
- 2 doses of MMR
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B
- 2 doses of Varicella
6th Grade Immunization Requirement:
- 1 dose of Tdap
7th Grade Immunization Requirement:
- 1 dose of Meningococcal
12th Grade Immunization Requirement:
- 1 to 2 doses of Meningococcal (depending on age of first immunization)
PHYSICALS: New York State requires updated physical examinations for new entrants, anyone participating in a sport and students in grades K,1,3,5,7,9 and 11. The school nurse practitioner is available twice a month for exams. Please let us know if you would like a physical exam done in school.
SCREENINGS: Vision, hearing and scoliosis screening requirements will resume for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact your school nurse if you have any concerns regarding your child’s hearing or vision.
In Good Health,
Elizabeth Hobaica, Elementary School Nurse: (firstname.lastname@example.org) 315-557-2258 Fax: 315-557-2231
Jennifer Mitchell, Middle School Nurse: ( email@example.com) 315-557-2230 Fax 315-853-8727
Cynthia Smiegal, High School Nurse: (firstname.lastname@example.org) 315-557-2238 Fax 315-853-8727