The NYSED Immunization Guidelines are currently under revision. On 6/13/19, an amendment to public health law section 2164 passed which eliminates the exemption from vaccinations due to religious beliefs for school attendance. We do not have any information at this time. The NYS Education Department is working with the NYS Department of Health to provide additional information, which will be shared on our website and through our email system. If you are not on our email system, you can sign up on the main page of our website.
NYSDOH Immunization Requirements Charts and Resources for 2019-2020
2013-14 Pre-K-12 NYS Immunization Requirements Chart for School Entrance/Attendance
Use this chart for students who are in grade 12 during the 2019-20 school year. They do not need to be assessed for Hepatitis B intervals.
NYSCSH Resources to Implement Immunization Requirements
Letters to Schools and Providers
Letter to Superintendent/Principal/School Nurse Regarding Public Health Law 2164(7)(a) Updated 12/2016 Note: This is the most current letter available.
information on McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Axt, Refugee Act and Children with information on page 4 applicable to school health and Children Displaced by Natural Disasters- Hurricanes) (Updated 11/2017)
Registries for NYS and NYC Immunization
Immunization Registries: NYSIIS (NYS) and NYCIR NYC) New York State Department of Health Registries Online immunization online database with immunization records for persons of all ages in NYS outside of NYC. CIR is the online database for New York City.
Resources to Get Help
NYSDOH Immunization School Assessment and Compliance Unit: 518-474-1944 Email: email@example.com
NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC primary/secondary schools, Head Start programs, nursery schools and day care should direct questions to the NYC Department of and Mental Hygiene at 347-396-2433.
Page last updated on 6/26/19