Health & Safety
What is West Brooklyn doing to keep the community safe?
Hand washing / sanitizing
Test kit distribution
How will West Brooklyn deal with any cases of COVID-19?
Example of Response to Student Illness:
If a student is not feeling well or staff think a student is ill, school administration is contacted.
Student is escorted to nurse in Room 204 and stays there until a determination is made.
Student gets examined by nurse. Family called for pick-up/dismissal home if so determined. Student encouraged to get tested at site by the school.
Teachers, students in classes of child MAY be questioned to determine extent of exposure.
Student Immunization Requirements
Dear Parent or Guardian,
New York City has updated the school immunization requirements for the 2023-2024 school year. Vaccines protect children from getting and spreading diseases; they are required to attend school.
Before the school year begins, you must submit proof of immunization or blood test results that show immunity (see below) for your child if they are attending childcare or school. All students in childcare through grade 12 must meet the requirements for:
• The DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), poliovirus, MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), varicella and hepatitis B vaccines.
Children under age 5 who are enrolled in childcare and prekindergarten (pre-K) must also meet the requirements for:
• The Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) and PCV (pneumococcal conjugate) vaccines.
• The influenza (flu) vaccine: children must receive the flu vaccine by December 31, 2023 (preferably, when it becomes available in early fall).
Children in grades 6 through 12 must also meet the requirements for:
• The Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) booster and MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines.
Blood tests that show immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, or hepatitis B also meet the requirements (polio labs only if done before September 2019).
Please take the time this summer to review your child’s immunization history with your child’s healthcare provider. Their provider can tell you whether additional doses of one or more vaccines are required for your child to attend childcare or school this year.
Please note: If your child received doses of vaccine BEFORE the minimum age (too early), those doses do NOT count toward the number of doses needed.
If you have questions about these 2023-2024 requirements, please contact your childcare center or school’s administrative office.
Cheryl Lawrence, MD, FAAP
Medical Director Office of School Health
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