Immunizations

The New York State Department of Health's annual School Immunization Survey for the 2022-23 school year has been posted to the
Health Commerce System (HCS) for review and submission by December 15, 2022.

 
Immunization Requirements fall under NYSDOH Public Health Laws.
Please contact the NYSDOH Immunization School Assessment and Compliance Unit
Phone: 518-474-1944 Email:osas@health.ny.gov for questions.
NYSDOH Immunization Page

NYSDOH Immunization Chart and Resources  

Immunization Requirements Chart for School Entrance/Attendance (NYSDOH 4/22)

Immunization Requirements 2022-23 Webinar This webinar has been updated for the 2022- 23 school year.

Immunization School Survey Booklet 2022-23 Q & A (NYSDOH 22-23)

Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement Flyer for Grades 7-12 (NYSDOH 6/22)

Meningococcal Vaccine Q & A for Healthcare Providers for the 2022-23 School Year (NYSDOH 8/22)

Dear Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse Regarding Public Health Law 2164(7)(a)

CDC Resources to Implement Immunization Requirements

Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Catch-Up Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Who Start Late or Who Are More than 1 Month Behind

DTaP Catch-Up Schedule 4 Months - 6 Years

Tdap Catch-Up Schedule 7 - 9 Years

Tdap Catch-Up Schedule 10 - 18 Years

Medical Exemption Resources

NYSDOH Child Care Programs, Schools, and Post-Secondary Institutions
Contains multiple resources to assist schools, including a section on Medical Exemptions. They include the items below and templates for maintaining a List of Susceptible Students 

Immunization Action Coalition Guide to Contraindications and  Precautions for Commonly Used Vaccines

Contraindications and Precautions - Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines of the ACIP

Additional Resources

Chronological Age/Grade Chart (NYSCSH 6/22)

NYSED Pupil Transportation & Immunizations
Effective June 13, 2019, Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019 repealed non-medical exemptions from vaccination for children attending school. This NYSED webpage reviews what immunization requirements apply to pupil transportation. The FAQs provided on this page provide additional information.

Time and Date Calculator for Determining Age and Interval Validity

 

Immunization Registries

Registries for NYS and NYC Immunization
NYSCSH resource page on NYSIIS (NYS) and NYCIR (NYC), online databases with immunization records for persons of all ages in NYS. 

Resources to Get Help

NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization - Regional Field Offices Contact Information (NYSDOH 5/15)

NYSDOH Immunization School Assessment and Compliance Unit: 518-474-1944

NYC Department of Mental Hygiene: 347-396-2433
For NYC Primary/Secondary Schools, Head Start Programs, Nursery Schools, and Daycares

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Page Updated 1/6/23