Immunizations

  • To: Parents of students entering sixth grade in September 2010
     
    IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT FOR 6th GRADERS:
     
    Tetanus, Diptheria and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) booster required for all 6th graders who are age 11.

    If your child has already had the vaccine, please send in documentation to the health office before the first day of school.
     
    If your child is not yet 11 years old, please make a vaccine appointment for after their 11th birthday and send documentation of their scheduled appointment to the TCMS Health Office.

    The immunization requirements for attendance are:
    • three (3) doses Diphtheria
    • three (3) doses Polio
    • two doses MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella); the first shot must be after the child's first birthday)
    • three (3) doses Hepatitis B, which is mandatory to enter 7th grade

    Current 6th grade students who have begun the Hepatitis B series can forward immunization dates to the Health Office.

    Chicken Pox Vaccine

    This is to advise you that effective September 1, 2005, Public Health Law Section 2164 requires schools to enforce that all students entering sixth grade must have proof of immunity to Chicken Pox (Varicella) prior to attendance at school.

    The proof may be a note from the student's physician stating they have received a valid dose of vaccine administered after one year of age, OR a serology report (blood test) confirming immunity to Varicella, OR a note from the physician stating that the child has had the disease. A parent's report of disease is not sufficient proof of immunity.

    The cited law requires that no one shall be permitted to attend school without such proof. The district, therefore, has a policy on immunization that students will not be admitted to the building without proof of immunity.

    Please plan to get this immunization completed sometime before the start of school and bring a certificate of vaccination, OR a serology report, OR a statement of disease from your physician. If your child comes into school on the first day without proper proof, he/she will not be allowed to go to the assigned classroom, and you will be required to pick them up. Religious or medical exemptions according to the law must be sought in writing to the administration and approved by the administration prior to the first day of school to be valid.

    Thank You for your help in this important matter.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Judy Tarasek RN
     
    Phone: 585-242-5100 x5131
    Fax:    585-242-2540