Immunizations

Note: Immunization Requirements fall under NYSDOH Public Health Laws. We encourage to use the NYSDOH Help Line located at the bottom of this page to obtain the most current information on this topic. 
 
New
Immunization Requirements Chart for School Entrance/Attendance for the 2019-20 school year 
A webinar regarding 2019-20 requirements will be available in March. Notification will be sent via the NYSDOH
 
 
Customizable Resources Related To This Topic Can Be Found On Our Samples|Forms|Notifications Page. 
  
NYSDOH Public Health Law and School Immunization Requirements
NYSDOH Immunization Requirements Charts and Resources for 2018-2019

2018-19 Immunization Requirements for School Attendance Chart. (1/2018)

2018-19 Sample Letters and Notifications are available on the Sample|Froms|Notifications page 

2018-2019 Immunization ACIP Catch Up Schedule (2/2018) 

NYSDOH Immunization Requirements for School for 2018-19: Frequently Asked Questions Webinar (4/2018). This is located under Updated School Immunization Requirements.  

NYSDOH Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement FAQs and Flyer (3/2018)

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

NYSCSH Know the Facts Before You Act- Information from the NYSCSH regarding immunization requirements. (9/21/2018) 

NYSCSH Key Facts Regarding the 2018-19 NYSDOH Immunization Requirements (2/2018)

NYSCSH Key Facts Regarding the 2019-20 NYSDOH Immunization Requirements (3/2019) 

NYSCSH Chronologic Grade Level Chart 2018-2019  for chronological grade level in ungraded classes (3/2018)

NYSCSH Chronological Grade Level Chart 2019-2020 for chronological grade level in ungraded classes (3/2019)

NYSCSH Sample Notification Letters of Immunization Requirements to Parents by Grade Level 

Exemptions (Medical and Religious) to Immunizations Resources

Provides NYSDOH and NYSED resources and forms on exemptions. Includes information on valid contraindications.

FAQs - Immunizations - General | Vaccine Specific

Information on assessment, audits, exclusions, exemptions, timing, intervals/grace periods and vaccine-specific information

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.

Record Keeping and Retention, Vaccine Storage, ACIP and current Immunization data statistics for your school/county and Handbook for Post-Secondary Institutions

Refugee/Homeless Children, Children Affected by Natural Disasters

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 Bureau of Immunization - Regional Field Offices Contact Information (6/2015) 
NYSDOH Immunization School Assessment and Compliance Unit: 518-474-1944 Email: osas@health.ny.gov
NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization email: immunize@health.state.ny.us

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 3/7/19