Measles Outbreak

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asked Dec 9, 2018 in School Administrators by mering
Does anyone know if i child that just turned 4 and had only 1 Dose from MMR if they also have to be excluded from school or because they have time to get it till the 6 Years they can attend School ?
commented Dec 9, 2018 by yczehn

Students cannot return to school until they are appropriately vaccinated, or until the outbreak is declared over, even if they have an approved religious or medical exemption to measles immunization. If a person in your school develops measles, additional restrictions apply.


As a reminder, for the 2018-2019 school year, for children attending daycare and pre-kindergarten, one dose of MMR is required; for children attending kindergarten through 12th grade, two doses are required. Results of blood work showing immunity to measles (measles IgG positive) is also acceptable. Documentation of disease history from a physician, without laboratory confirmation, is not acceptable.


Students who are sick with measles must stay home from daycare or school until the 5th day after rash onset, as advised by the Health Department.

commented Dec 10, 2018 by Bobov-45
So to get to the finish line: Only 5 Year olds are considered Kindergarten Students who require 2 doses, 4 Years olds are Pre-KDG, who require only 1 Dose.
commented Dec 11, 2018 by Mrsh
Technically, When we fill out the immunization survey online they go by grade.

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answered Mar 14, 2019 by viznitzym
All regulations are based on grades, not ages. Therefore as of Feb 14 when they changed the Gzeira on measles to the good that in zip 11249 only pre-K has to be excluded, we let Kita Alef kids return (since they are legally K) But after having our "5th" inspection this year (2 of them by a Dr. from the board of directors within immunization dept of DOH) she said that under 5 years should be excluded as well, since in her opinion they should not be considered as grade K. She said she will discuss it with the other dr's in the board and might send another email to all orthodox schools and include something about ages besides the grades

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