Immunizations Requirement for School Entrance
- Immunizations should be as complete as possible when school starts. In accordance with Public Health Law #2164, all children entering school must be immunized against polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, and diptheria. Proof must be presented at the time of registration that these immunizations are completed or in process of being completed. If booster shots haven’t been given, please let the school nurse know the scheduled date.
- Summer is a great time to be sure that your students’ immunizations are up to date! Below is an overview of the required vaccinations for NY students entering Pre- K - Grade 12
2017-2018 School Year Requirements
4 doses Pre-K
4-5 doses K-5 grade(s)
3 doses 6-12 grades(s)
|Tdap||1 dose 6-12 grade(s)|
|Polio (IPV or OPV)||
3-4 doses grades K,1,2,3,6,7,8
3 doses grades Pre-K, 4-5, 10-12
1 dose Pre-K
2 doses K-12 grade(s)
|Hepatitis B||3 doses|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||
2 doses K,1,2,3,6,7,8,9
1 dose Pre-K, 4 &5 and 10-12
1 dose by grade 7 & 8
2 doses by grade 12 or
1 dose if received after age 16
- Students entering 6th grade and are 11 years of age are REQUIRED to receive a Tdap immunization in order to attend school, along with a 2nd Varicella.
- Starting September 2016, students entering 7th and 12th grades will be required to be fully vaccinated against meningococcal disease. The completed meningococcal immunizaion consist of a first dose at 11 or 12 years of age and a booster dose on or after the 16th birthday.