Vaccinations 2021-2022

Required Vaccinations Incoming 6th Grade and Current 7th /8th Grade Students:

Dear Parent/Guardians of Incoming 6th Grade and Current 7th/8th Grade Students,

As you are aware, all 6th grade students (when child turns age 11) must receive their Diphtheria , Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccination before the start of school in September 2021.  I am writing to encourage all parents to have their child receive their necessary vaccination(s) over the course of the summer vacation in order to ensure an uninterrupted start to the school year.

ALL Students in grades 6-8 are also required to have received 2 doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.

In order to ensure your child’s vaccinations are complete and up to date, please schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatrician during the summer vacation.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Should you have any questions, please see you child’s pediatrician, email our school nurse ekhaimova@schools.nyc.gov or dial 311 for more information.

Sincerely,

Vincent Suraci

Principal JHS 157