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INFORMATION ABOUT PERTUSSIS is available below and at the school health office which can be reached at 369-6748.  We also encourage you to contact your primary health care provider with any further questions. Visit the following websites:

www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks-faqs.html 
www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/signs-symptoms.html
www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/diagnosis-treatment.html
www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/pertussis/fact_sheet.html
For more information on MRSA, see the link provided HERE.




https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/meningococcal
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2169.pdf
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2172.pdf

As of September 1, 2016, all public and private school students entering 7th, 8th and 12th grades in New York State must be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease types A, C, W and Y in order to attend school.

The meningococcal vaccine protects against serious and sometimes deadly diseases such as meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and sepsis (blood infections). That's why the vaccine is sometimes called the meningitis vaccine.

The vaccine is administered as a shot.

For the 2017-18 school year:

One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required for students who will be in 7th or 8th grade. If your child had the first dose before 7th grade, then another dose is not required until 12th grade.

Two doses will be required before 12th grade. Most students entering 12th grade got their first dose when they were younger and are now due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.

A small number of teens who received two doses before their 16th birthday may need a third dose on or after their 16th birthday in order to enter 12th grade. The only teens who will not need a second dose before 12th grade are those who got their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.

It's best to check with your doctor to see whether or not your child needs the vaccine. Students who are not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend school until they are vaccinated.

Thank you,

Dan Hull, RN
School Nurse Coordinator
Riverhead High School
Health Office
631-369-6748 Phone
631-369-6831 Fax


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REQUIRED VACCINATIONS FOR 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

(June 6, 2017) Please see the following flyers (click on image to see pdfs or click on links below images). (Do not remove until October 1st.) 

For More Information: See https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/meningococcal/

 

Click here for 2017-18 Immunization Information

Click here for 2017-18 Immunization Information (Spanish)

 

 


 

Student Physicals
Student athletes must have a current physical to participate in a sport. All physicals that are not done in school must be reviewed and cosigned by Dr. Ruggiero and staff.  If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse. They are listed in the directory for each of the schools in  the district.

Physician's Physical Form

 


Dr. George Ruggiero, Medical Director
Offices are located at:
Peconic Bay Medical Group
54 Woodville Road
Shoreham, NY 11786
Phone: (631) 929-1256 (Office)