Stay up-to-date and in compliance with school vaccination requirements
Ellis Family Health Center is hosting their annual Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic to help children in the community get their school vaccinations in a timely manner—during hours that are convenient for families. This will be a walk-in service so no appointment is needed.
Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 24
4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Family Health Center
624 McClellan Street, Suite 101
What you will need:
- Printed copy of any vaccine record and documentation from the school to assist in identifying vaccination needs
- Insurance card
For more information call: (518) 382-2260
Call to action
Vaccination is crucial for the health and well-being of students, families, teachers, and school staff. Routine vaccines and school vaccination requirements protect school communities against vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks keeping children in school and ready to learn, and supporting schools’ operational, fiscal, and academic goals by maximizing student attendance. Drops in vaccine coverage place students and staff at increased risk of illness, including serious illness, and absenteeism. This, in turn, can negatively impact school operations and contribute to students falling behind on social, emotional, and academic milestones.
Get routine vaccinations back on schedule
Kindergarten routine vaccination coverage in the United States is the lowest it’s been in the last decade. During the two school years following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, routine kindergarten vaccination coverage dropped by two percentage points nationwide from 95% to 93% and by as much as 10% in some jurisdictions. Approximately 250,000 kindergarteners are potentially not protected against measles with MMR vaccination coverage being 93%. Influenza vaccination coverage also dropped five percent among children 6 months to 17 years old during the same time period.
While school vaccination requirements are established and vary by state or local jurisdictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages increased awareness about the benefits of all Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccines, including those that are not required for school entry such as flu, COVID-19, and HPV vaccinations.