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For students entering 7th and 12th grade in September 2016, NY State Dept of Health will be requiring these students to be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease.
 About the Vaccine:
• It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade.
• Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children.
• What’s new is that the vaccine will be required for school entry as of Sept. 1, 2016.
About Meningococcal Disease:
• It causes bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases.
• Teens and young adults are at greater risk.
• It comes on quickly and without warning.
• Its symptoms are similar to the flu.
• Every case of this disease can result in death or long-term disability. Check with your doctor. Even kids who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school.