Brooklyn LAB follows New York State Public Health Laws regarding health exams, vaccination, and medication administration. Below are instructions and links to appropriate forms.
Where can scholars receive vaccines?
We suggest that scholars receive their vaccines from their health care provider. If this is not possible, the Department of Health has walk-in Immunization Clinics where your child can receive required vaccines.
What happens if your child is missing required vaccinations?
Your child should not start school without the required vaccinations. The school will notify you if your child is missing any required vaccines and they will inform you how many days you have to get your child vaccinated. If your child is not vaccinated before the final day, your child will be excluded from attending school. To allow your child to return to school, you should bring in a vaccine record to the school, proving that your child has received the required vaccine or vaccines.
What are the medical exemptions for a vaccine?
If your child has a specific health condition where a vaccine may be harmful, have your child’s doctor fill out this Medical Exemption Form and submit it to the school.
Are religious exemptions permitted for vaccines?
As of June 13, 2019, New York state no longer allows religious exemptions from mandatory vaccinations in schools.
Child Health Examination Form
All scholars must submit an updated medical Child Health Examination Form to the school by the first day of school. It must be completed by your child’s doctor.
New York State Public Health Law requires scholars to get certain vaccines in order to attend school. A healthy school setting gives all scholars the best chance to learn and grow. Vaccines are very important to this effort. They protect children from getting and spreading diseases that can make them very sick. For this reason, we require children aged up to 18-years-old who are attending school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. We also encourage families to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19.
The number of vaccination doses vary as it depends on the child’s age, grade, medical history, and if they have gotten vaccine doses before. Please see the NYC DOE Immunization Requirements Chart for more information.
The COVID-19 vaccine is not currently a required vaccine.