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Northport Middle School

Nurse's Corner

Mrs. Fiorito, School Nurse, 262-6755
Fax: 262-6601

Required Immunizations for Students in Grades 6-10

Immunization

Number of Doses

DTaP/DTP

3 doses

Tdap

Age 11:  Must receive an immunization containing Tetanus

Toxoids, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)

 

Polio

 

4 doses

or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at age 4  or older

MMR

2 doses

Hepatitis B

3 doses

or 2 doses

of adult hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombivax)

Varicella (chickenpox)

2 doses

Meningococcal conjugate

(MenACWY)

1 dose

Grade 7 or 8* or 9*

* Most of the students in grade 8 and 9 will have already received the MENACWY vaccine dose in grade 7, unless transferred from out of state or out of country. MenACWY vaccine is not required per NYSDOH for grade 10.

Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:

  • An immunization certificate signed by your health care provider
  • Immunization Registry report (NYSIIS or CIR from NYC) from your health care provider or your county health department
  • A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases
  • For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.

As per the New York State Education Department, proof of immunization must be sent to the school nurse, Denise Fiorito, R.N by September 20, 2018 to avoid exclusion from school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider, or the school nurse at (631) 262-6755.     

MEDICATIONS:

ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE.

Medication---New York State Law requires that:
Students may not carry any medication on them during the school day. Please do not send Tylenol, Motrin, or any other over the counter or prescription medication in with your child. Inhalers may be carried only if there is an order from the doctor in the health office for your child to self-carry. All medications, including Tylenol or Motrin, must be kept in the Health Office. If your child needs medication during the school day, please contact me for the appropriate forms or you can download them from the school website. Parents are to bring all required medications in to the health office - students are not to bring in any medication at any time.

Just a reminder- 
Any student who had a medical excuse from gym due to an injury, must submit a Doctor's note to clear the student. This will allow the student to participate in gym or sports during the upcoming year. The Doctor can fax the clearance to 262-6601 or the clearance can be brought into the Nurse's office. If you have any questions, feel free to call the nurse, Denise Fiorito, at (631) 262-6755.

If your child is not feeling well-
Please check your child's temperature if they are not feeling well. The CDC and the New York State Department of Health recommend that students and staff remain out of school for at least 24 hours after having a fever. Also note that students should be fever-free for 24hrs WITHOUT the use of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol and Motrin. The teachers and staff here at NMS are working together to remind the students to wash their hands and to cover coughs and sneezes. Please report any diagnosed illnesses to me. Thank you for your cooperation in our attempt to keep our school a healthy, learning environment.

If you have any questions please call me at 262-6755.

Denise Fiorito, R.N.
Phone: 262-6755
Fax: 262-6601