Mengingococcal Vaccine is mandatory for all 7th and 12th grade students enrolled in schools in New York State.
New York State law requires parents/ guardians to give the school an immunization (shot) record that shows their child has received or has an appointment to receive the required vaccine (shot) in order to attend school. This record may be from a health care provider, health department, an official immunization record from the child's former school. The record must include:
- Name of the vaccine
- Date vaccine given
- Who gave it, along with their title; or where it was given if at a clinic
Please contact your health care provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for the vaccine in order to attend school this fall.