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Immunization Reminder

Dear Families:


All students entering or attending school in NYS, including distance learning, must be immunized.


Please share the following documents (click here) with your child’s health care provider (MD, NP, PA) so they can provide the immunizations your child needs. The age at which vaccines (shots) are given must match the NYSDOH Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance Chart.


Tdap requirements in the 2020-2021 school year are:

  • Students entering 6th grade will need a Tdap no earlier than 10 years of age and no later than 11 years of age.

  • Students in grades 7- 12 doses will need a Tdap no earlier than 7 years of age.


Meningococcal requirements in the 2020-2021 school year are:

  • Students entering grade 7 are required to have the first dose of meningococcal conjugate no earlier than 10 years of age. A second dose may be required in 12th grade (unless the first dose was administered at 16 years of age or older, then students only need one)

  • New entrants in grades 8-12 are required to have the first dose no earlier than 6 weeks of age.


Schools can accept the following immunization records as proof of immunization:

  • An immunization record from your healthcare provider or health department.

  • An official copy of the immunization record sent directly from your child's previous school with the dates given.

  • A NYSIIS/NYCIR Immunization Registry record.

  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B.

  • A note from your healthcare provider with the date your child had Chicken Pox (varicella).


Please return your child’s immunization record to the School Health Office. 


Grimshaw Elementary:

Ashley Brown, RN, BSN


Phone: 315-677-5501

Fax: 315-677-3154


Jr./Sr.High School Nurse:

Jennifer Gates, RN


Phone: 315-677-5507

Onondaga Nation School Nurse:
Cynthia DuMond, RN
Phone: 315-469-6991

Immunizations are also available through the local county health department at:

Onondaga County Health Department -

Immunizations are available for families that qualify by appointment only.

If you have any questions regarding your availability to receive vaccines at Onondaga County Immunization, please call the health department at 315.435.2000. 


New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164 requires that schools will not permit a child to attend school unless the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization or proof from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant that the child is in the process of receiving the required immunizations. All health care providers that give immunizations to children are required to enter the immunizations they provide in NYSIIS or NYCIR within 14 days.

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