Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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Health Office

Kathy DeFruscio, RN
School Nurse
207-2648 (phone)
479-7954 (fax)

 

Medications

In order to administer medication at school, the school nurse must have a written authorization(1) from your child’s doctor giving the frequency and dosage of medication, the condition for which it was prescribed, and an additional note from a parent/ guardian requesting that the medicine be administered at school. The medication must be provided in a properly labeled (store or pharmacy label only) container and must be given directly to the school nurse by a parent. Students are not allowed to carry medicine (including OTC drugs) in school at any time.

 

Health and Immunization

Students new to the District, as well as those in Kindergarten, grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 are required by New York State Law to have health exams.(2) Children must be immunized against the following: measles, polio, diphtheria, mumps, rubella, haemophilius influenza B, and hepatitis B.

 

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