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Immunization Records/Vaccination Exemptions

Under Section 2164 of the New York State Public Health Law, all children attending a school, day care or preschool program, must be immunized prior to entering school and to continue to attend school.

Minimum Requirements

  • DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis or whopping cough and Tetanus): 3 doses required, 5 doses recommended
  • Polio: 3 doses required, 5 doses recommended
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): 2 doses required
  • Hepatitis B: 3 doses required
  • Varivax (Chicken Pox): 2 doses required - 1 dose for Kindergarten; 1 dose for 6th grade (As of January 1, 2005, students born on or after January 1, 1994, and who enroll in the 6th grade at the beginning of the 2005- 2006 school year must be immunized against varicella.)
  • Menactra® vaccine (Meningococcal meningitis): 2 doses required - 1 dose for 7th grade (11/12 years old); 1 dose for 12th grade (or age 16) (New York State (NYS) Public Health Law (PHL) section 2164, now requires children entering or attending 7th and 12th grades on or after September 1, 2016 to receive an adequate dose or doses of vaccine against meningococcal disease as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).


All students must have an updated immunization record on file at the school. A copy of your child’s shot records or a Declaration of Vaccination Exemption can be obtained from your child’s physician




  1. Parents are given 14 days after enrollment or request from Health Office to provide a complete shot record and/or medical appointment date for needed vaccinations;
  2. School Principal will we made aware of absent vaccines and phone calls placed to parents/guardians requesting the information;
  3. Parents will be notified in writing if documents remain outstanding;
  4. If there is no response to the above requests, the Principal will be notified of non-compliance and follow-up with necessary action.