Immunization requirements

All children who attend the Spencerport Central Schools must be immunized against measles, polio, diphtheria, mumps, rubella, varicella (Chicken Pox) and hepatitis B. Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) upon entering 6th grade or turning 11 years old.

  1. Public Health Law Section 2164 says all students born on or after 1-1-94 AND entering Kindergarten through 12th grade must have proof of immunity to Chicken Pox (Varicella) before attending school.
  2. Public Health Law Section 2164 says all students entering Pre-K, K, 1, 2 AND all students born on or after January 1, 1994 who are 11 years of age, AND entering grades 6-11 on or after September 1, 2011 are required to have a booster shot of age appropriate DTaP or Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis)
  3. Public Health Law Section 2164 says all pre-schoolers born on or after 1/1/08 who are entering an age 3 or 4-year-old program on or after January 1, 2011 are required to have four doses of pneumococcal vaccine.
Please check with your doctor and make sure that your child has these immunizations before the start of the new school year. If the requirements are completed during the previous school year, please send the completed immunizations record to the current school Health office. After last day of school, send the immunization record to the Health office of the school your child will attend next year.  If your child comes to school on the first day without proof of immunizations or Central Office written approval for an exemption**, he/she will not be allowed to go to class, and you will need to take your child home to get proper immunizations. 

*The proof of Varicella (chicken pox) may be one of the following:

1.    A note from the doctor saying your child got a valid dose of vaccine after one year of age, OR
2.    A blood test report that proves your child is immune to the disease (a blood titer), OR
3.    A note from the doctor saying your child had the disease. 

*The proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis (age appropriate DTaP or Tdap) vaccination is a note from your doctor or the clinic where the shot was given that your child either received the vaccine or the date when your child will be getting the vaccine. Prior disease with Pertussis does not qualify as a reason for not getting Tdap.

**Exceptions to the above policy can be made for genuine and sincere religious beliefs or if a physician certifies that administration of a vaccine is detrimental to the child's health. If parents have a genuine and sincere religious belief as it pertains to immunizations, they must complete the Religious Exemption Form to the right, have it notarized and submit to your child's principal.

If a child is entering from out-of-state, a parent or person in parental authority who can show an effort to obtain the necessary evidence or certification may be allowed, with permission of the school principal, to have their child attend school for 30 days. A child denied attendance based on lack of immunizations must be reported to the Monroe County Health Department.

If there are questions regarding immunization requirements, parents or persons in parental relationship should speak with the school principal.