Parents of students entering 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th grades: Your child must have the meningococcal vaccine in order to start school for the 2019-20 school year.
The meningococcal vaccine protects against serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood infections). That’s why the vaccine is sometimes called the meningitis vaccine.
The vaccine is administered as a shot.
Click on the link below for information about the illness and the vaccine, located on the NYS Health Department website.