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Learn about Immunization requirements for school entrance and attendance.  Children in a prekindergarten setting should be age-appropriately immunized. The number of doses depends on the schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). For grades Pre-k through 7, intervals between doses of vaccine should be in accordance with the ACIP-recommended immunization schedule for persons 0 through 18 years of age. (Exception: intervals between doses of polio vaccine need to be reviewed only for grades kindergarten, 1, 6 and 7.) Doses received before the minimum age or intervals are not valid and do not count toward the number of doses listed below. Intervals between doses of vaccine DO NOT need to be reviewed for grades 8 through 12.  Children who are enrolling in grade-less classes should meet the immunization requirements of the grades for which they are age equivalent. See footnotes for specific information for each vaccine. Click here to view immunization dose requirements: 2016-2017 New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

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Cases of Pertussis have been reported in New York State. Visit link from the New York State Department of Health for more information on Pertussis (Whooping Cough). To read click here

What is the Flu?

The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu can spread from person to person. Influenza is a serious and contagious respiratory illness that's caused by the influenza virus.

What are Symptoms?

Symptoms can range from mild to severe, sometimes leading to pneumonia, bronchitis, and ear infections. Some groups are at a higher risk than others, including the elderly, young children, and people with certain health conditions.

Is it a Cold or the Flu

We know it’s confusing, but you may be able to tell them apart. Both have similar symptoms: sore throat, cough, and runny nose. However, children who have a common cold tend to have milder symptoms, while those who have the flu have symptoms that usually appear without warning and include body aches and fever.

Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents

Keep your kids safe. Read the Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: State of New York Department of Health. To read in PDF form Click Here or visit

For more information about the flu, visit the New York State Department of Health
  • Margaretville Central School District Office: 415 Main St, Margaretville, NY 12455
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