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Immunization Guidelines For Schools 2014
Currently under revision to reflect the amendment which repealed religious exemptions for immunizations for school attendance. Updated 6/2018. The Immunization Guideline provides guidance for implementing an effective school immunization program. It is intended for both public and non-public schools.
Immunization Certificates for High School Graduates (NYSED 11/17/11)
Encourages high schools to forward a copy of the student’s immunization certificate at the same time the final transcripts are sent to the college or university, as well as provide a copy to graduates to assist them in gaining employment or pursuing higher education at a later date.
Note: each of these FAQs contains different information.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions About School Vaccination Requirements (NYSDOH, NYSED 10/4/19)
Additional Guidance About Vaccination Requirements FAQs and Emergency Regulations (NYSDOH, OCFS, NYSED 8/16/19)
Vaccination Requirements Applicable to All Students (NYSDOH, OCFS, NYSED 7/19/19)
Frequently Asked Questions About Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements (NYSDOH, OCFS, NYSED 6/18/19)
Polio Serology Letter to Schools (NYSDOH 6/8/2017)
Letter sent to clarify the use of serologic testing to document polio immunity to meet school immunization requirements.
Retention Requirements for Student Immunization Records (NYSDOH 5/2007)
Provides guidance for transfer and retention of immunization records.
- Immunization, Public Health Law 2164
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- NYSDOH School Immunization Requirements
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