Immunizations

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

NYSED Guidelines

Immunization Guidelines for Schools (NYSED 8/2023)
The guidelines provide direction to schools on how to ensure students meet the immunization requirements and also address how to handle certain situations, including Homeless Students, Students in Foster Care, Non-graded classes, and Refugee students. This document provides schools with directions for students not meeting the immunization requirements, along with documentation and record-keeping requirements.

NYSED FAQs - Vaccination Requirements Applicable to All Students (NYSED 10/2023)
Public Health Law §2164 applies to children attending all schools, including any public, private, or parochial child-care center, day nursery, daycare agency, nursery school, kindergarten, elementary, intermediate, or secondary school. 

NYSDOH Immunization Chart and Resources  

23-24 Immunization Requirements Chart for School Entrance/Attendance

School Immunization Requirements 2023-2024 Webinar

Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance for the 2024-25 school year

School Immunization Requirements Handbook
- Located in the Health Commerce System
- Replaced the Immunization School Survey Booklet Q & A 

Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirement Flyer for Grades 7-12

Meningococcal Vaccine Q & A for Healthcare Providers for the 2022-23 School Year

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 and NYS School Immunization Requirements. 

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 4/24)

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 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 4/29/24