7668 North State Street
Lowville, NY 13367
Sheri Schulz, RN
Sylvia Beiler, RN
From the Health Office
2019 - 2020 School Year
New York State Immunization Requirements
for School Entrance/Attendance
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure their child is up to date with immunization requirements. In order to keep the student’s medical record up to date, please send updated immunization records to the health office. Below is a table that provides information regarding the requirements for students entering Kindergarten, 6th, 7th, and 12th grade this fall.
Grade level Vaccination Doses Required
Kindergarten DTP 5 doses
Kindergarten Hepatitis B 3 doses
Kindergarten MMR 2 doses
Kindergarten Polio 4 doses
Kindergarten Varicella 2 doses
6th Grade Tdap 1 dose
6th Grade Varicella 2 doses (see above)
7th Grade Meningitis 1 dose
12th Grade Meningitis 1-2 doses (2) doses are required, (1) dose if the dose was received at 16 years of age or older
All of these vaccines are available at Lewis County Public Health and from your child’s primary care provider. Public Health offers an immunization clinic every Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at (315) 376-9007.
School-Based Dental Clinic
The school-based dental clinic provided by North Country Family Health has resumed seeing students at LACS. This clinic provides preventive services (screenings, cleanings, fluoride applications, and dental sealants) free of charge to any student Pre-K through 12th grade, once they are enrolled in the program. Enrollment forms, which will be available in the Health Office, must be completed and returned to the Health Office for inclusion. Stacy Houppert is the dental hygienist providing this wonderful service once again this year. If you have any questions regarding the dental clinic, please contact the Health Office.
Over the past few weeks, the number of confirmed flu cases has been “widespread” throughout Lewis County and New York State. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu symptoms that we have been seeing in the Health Office include cough, sore/swollen/red throats, runny/stuffy noses, nausea, and body aches. People with flu can infect others from one day before they feel sick to 5 to 7 days after they get sick. Therefore, students and school staff with the flu should stay home and rest to avoid spreading the flu virus.
For more information go to www.cdc.gov/flu <http://www.cdc.gov/flu> or contact one of the nurses in the Health Office.
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