Reminder about school physicals and immunizations for 2022-23

Immunization requirements and physical exams

Students must have an up-to-date immunization record, which complies with New York State Department of Health requirements. Vaccinations for the following are due within the first 14 days of school. Students cannot attend school without them.

  • 6th grade: Tdap vaccine (due upon entering 6th grade if age 11, or within 14 days of their birthday if turning 11 during the school year)
  • 7th and 12th grade:  Meningococcal vaccine

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school nurse and/or pediatrician:

Education Law requires a physical exam for new entrants and students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11; annually for interscholastic sports and working papers as needed; or as required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or Committee on Preschool Special education (CPSE)

Beginning January 31, 2021, physical examinations for school are to be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent form. Local pediatricians were advised of this new requirement in May 2020; therefore, your pediatrician should have the required forms on file.

The school district is unable to accept health exam documentation if it is not on the required form or the required health record equivalent.