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Frequently Asked Questions About Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.

As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either:
• public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade)
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Spotlight May 2019

Here is a look at Greater New York Academy's current issue of Spotlight. We hope you enjoy reading about the wonderful things our students have accomplished this year.
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NYC Dept. of Education Measles Update Letter

The health and well-being of New York City students, families, and staff is a top priority for the Department of Education, and we would like to share important information about two recent measles cases in public school students. These students did not attend school while infectious, and students have not been at risk of contracting measles while at school. We are sharing this information out of an abundance of caution and to remind you of our vaccination policy.
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2019 Disaster and Preparedness Emergency Manual

Disaster preparedness implies the ability to respond quickly and effectively to any threat and emergency. How people react in an emergency situation depends largely depends upon how well they have been trained to respond to these emergencies. The faculty and staff of Greater New York Academy will be trained to respond appropriately to meet emergencies and provide students with the knowledge and practice they need to act wisely in such situations. Everyone will know what the dangers are and what actions should be taken to protect people and school property from the effects of danger.
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Parent Guide from NYS Health Department

NYS Dept of Health would like you to know how to keep yourself and your child safe this winter season: *To ensure that families of these children receive information on influenza and the benefits of influenza immunizations in connection with efforts to raise the immunity of children against influenza.*

Please see document below:
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