All students attending Avenues New York are required to have up-to-date immunizations as outlined by the New York State Department of Education. If students are not compliant with the New York State immunization requirements, they will be excluded from school until they receive the vaccines. In rare occasions, two forms of exemptions to this requirement are available: medical and religious. Medical exemptions are granted when a New York State licensed physician certifies that an immunization is detrimental to a child’s health. Such medical exemptions waive the requirement for a particular immunization until the immunization is no longer detrimental to the child’s health. Parents or guardians may request an exemption from the school’s immunization policy on the grounds of religious belief. Requests for religious exemptions must be submitted to the head of school and the school nurse before August 1. By law, children holding either a medical or religious exemption must be excluded from school during any disease outbreaks. A copy of the immunization policy is available from admissions upon written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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