On June 21, 2019, you received an e-mail correspondence from me regarding legislation signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children, meaning that all children attending any Bayport-Blue Point School or district-run program need to be vaccinated against specified diseases.
The New York State Department of Health follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and expects children to receive required doses consistent with its
Immunization schedules, which can be found at the following link:
As a reminder, parents and guardians of children who do not have their required immunizations must arrange to have their children receive the first doses as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Parents of children who have received their first doses prior to the change in law, but are overdue for follow-up doses, must receive follow-up doses by September 18, 2019. If the school nurse does not receive documentation of immunization from your children’s health care provider by September 18, 2019, the student will not be permitted to attend school effective Thursday, September 19, 2019, as per New York State law.
Additionally, parents and guardians must show that they have made age appropriate appointments, in accordance with the ACIP schedule for all required follow-up doses for their children by Friday, October 4, 2019. If the school nurse does not receive documentation of immunization from your children’s health care provider by this date, they will not be permitted entry to school effective Monday, October 7, 2019, again as per New York State law.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the nurse in your home school. Additional information regarding
the new law and required vaccines for school age children can be found using the link below: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/
Timothy P. Hearney, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools