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November 24, 2017

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Vaccination Information for Students Entering the 6th Grade

NYS Department of Education Requirements


Tdap: (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis Vaccine)

  • All students, 11 years old by the first day of school in the fall, must have a Tdap shot.
  • If the student is 10 years old upon entry into the 6th grade in the fall, he/she must have the Tdap shot as soon as they turn 11 years. Please call your physician and make your Tdap appointment.
  • There is a 14 day window (from the 1st day of school) to complete the Tdap requirement or the student will be excluded from school until Tdap has been given.

Varicella: (Chickenpox)

  • Student must have 2 doses to enter 6th grade.
  • Immunization usually given at 12 months of age and then again at 4-6 years old.
  • If the student had the disease Chickenpox, verification of the disease is required. Accepted forms of Varicella verification include: Blood test for immunity or documentation of disease by your health care provider.

If the student has already had the above immunizations, send in a copy to the health office.

The health office of your school can be called for questions concerning the vaccinations using the contact information listed below:

  • Camillus Middle School: 672-3426
  • Holy Family: 487-3111
  • West Genesee Middle School: 487-4626


Physical Examinations: NYS Department of Education Requirements:

  • All students entering Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th grades
  • All new students to the District
  • The physical must be within one year prior to the first day of school
  • If your student has a current physical, send a copy to the nurse's office
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