IMPORTANT NOTE: Effective immediately, starting June 13, 2019, New York State lawmakers have signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. This includes anyone who has previously had religious exemptions from vaccinations.*Students who currently have non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements will be contacted by their school principal with further information. Please contact your school building with any questions and/or concerns.
The Public Health Law of New York State mandates that all students be immunized against: poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pertussis, tetanus, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease and hepatitis B. In some cases, doctor-verified disease histories may be acceptable evidence of immunity. Blood tests showing immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, or chicken pox are also acceptable proof of immunity. Medical exemptions to these requirements must be submitted in writing to school officials.