According to the DOH, Students entering the 6th grade who are not yet 11 years of age are in compliance until the day they turn 11. Once they turn 11 years of age, they are required to receive a dose of Tdap vaccine.
NYS DOH law allows them 14 days from the date the vaccine is due to receive the vaccine; if the vaccine is not received by day 14, the school must exclude the child.
The challenge that we have is that when mailing out advice forms before the year, the JL system only looks if a child is missing the shot as of the 1st day of the period. So all the students that turn 11 throughout the year the parent’s have no idea that they are behind schedule. The problem is that the DOH is claiming that they are going to crack down on this.
How can we set up so that missing reports and letters that we send out list any shot that a student will be due at any time during the period, with a small date near it?
They also advise, the child can get the Tdap while he is 10 years old, is there anything we can do with this as well?