2017-08-09 / Front Page

Kids Must Have Shots To Register For School

New York State health officials are changing immunization requirements for youngsters entering the school system.
As of September 1, the State Department of Health will require youngsters to receive a complete series of shots for measles/mumps/rubella, polio and tetanus/diptheria/pertussis before they can be registered to start classes.
Parents or guardians must also present a certificate stating that the child has been tested for tuberculosis, health officials said.
Youngsters who have received initial doses of the vaccines will be able to attend classes only is parents can prove they have scheduled appointments for final doses, state health officials said.
For more information or to obtain the location of a city health clinic, call 311 or visit  www.nyc.gov/311.

–Liz Goff

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