COVID Updates and Information

Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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NYS Screening and Health Exam Requirements for Middle School

New Entrants to the EGCSD: Health exam must be submitted within 30 days with current vaccination record. Screening of hearing, vision (near, far, color) and scoliosis will be done by the school nurse if not documented on the health exam. A dental exam is requested.

Grade 6: No mandated screening.

Grade 7: Health exam must be submitted. Dental exam is requested. Screening of hearing, vision (near and far) and scoliosis will be done by the school nurse if not documented on the health exam.

Grade 8: No mandated screening.