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Teresa Costakis RN, Sue Hart LPN Phone: (845)-871-5500, Ext. 5536 Fax: 876-5581

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Parents:

ALL Students entering 6 must have the Tdap and varicella (2 doses) vaccines

All Students entering 7th  and 12th  grade must have the meningococcal vaccine.

Without the vaccine or a confirmed appointment, they can’t start school.

About the Vaccine:

It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade.

Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children.

What’s new is that the vaccine was required for school entry as of Sept. 1, 2016.

About Meningococcal Disease:

It causes bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases.

Teens and young adults are at greater risk.

It comes on quickly and without warning.

Its symptoms are similar to the flu.

Every case of this disease can result in death or long-term disability.

Check with your doctor. Even kids who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school.

To learn more, visit health.ny.gov/immunize

Immunization is Protection.

Click the link below for a copy of the flyer:

meningococcal vaccine flyer

 

 

Files Links
Parent Medication Permission (PDF - 79 KB)

Physician's Order for Giving Medication in School (PDF - 138 KB)

Regulations Concerning Medication in School (PDF - 142 KB)

Self Medication Release Form (PDF - 87 KB)

Physical Health Appraisal Form

 American Association of Poison Control Centers
      Resources and tips to keep your family safe from poisoning dangers including how to poison-proof your home.

Dutchess County Department of Health
      Provides of wealth of health-related information including immunization & clinic schedules, and other available services for Dutchess County residents.

Kids Health
      Provides "doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence." There are seperate sections for parents, kids and teens. This site contains articles, games as well as animations which were developed by experts.

Poison Center
    Poison Control Center for upstate New York including Rhinebeck, NY. Available 24 hours/day, seven days/week for emergency calls. Also has resources on poisons and information about educational programs.

 

 


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