Vaccine Requirement for Incoming High School Seniors - IMPORTANT!!

Vaccine Requirement for Incoming Seniors - Important
 
All students entering 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year MUST have doctor documentation that they have received meningococcal vaccine or doctor documentation of an appointment to receive the vaccine before starting school in September. 

It is important to know that some doctors are giving incorrect information to parents concerning the vaccine. Mrs. Kathy Frustaci, the Red Hook High School nurse, has been in touch with the New York State Department of Health to confirm that all seniors must have the vaccine.

Students must present doctor documentation that they have received the meningitis vaccine or appointment card to Mrs. Frustaci before the start of school in September. Mrs. Frustaci has been instructed by the Department of Health to exclude any student from school that does not have this documentation. Students will not be permitted to return to school until the required documentation is received by the nurse.

Each time a student reaches his/her senior year of high school, he/she will be required to have the meningitis immunization.