Required Immunizations

Parents are requested to cooperate with the school nurse in completing the legal requirements for immunizations (below). Exemptions from immunization allowed by the law will be honored. However, NYS now requires that a Medical Immunization Exemption Statement, completed by the child's physician, is submitted annually. Parents are reminded that the law requires that students not meeting all requirements may be excluded from school.

NOTE:  NYS Law now requires all children entering or attending seventh and twelfth grades on or after September 1, 2016 must receive an adequate dose or doses of vaccine against meningococcal disease as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICIAN FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 NYS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS (Call your child's physician with any questions)


Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap)


 4 or 5 doses  4 to 5 doses  3 doses  3 doses

Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)


 Not applicable   Not applicable  1 dose     1 dose
 Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)      3 to 4 doses  3 to 4 doses  3 to 4 doses  3 doses

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine (MMR)

 2 doses  2 doses  2 doses  2 doses

Hepatitis B vaccine


 3 doses     2 or 3 doses   2 or 3 doses 2 or 3 doses

Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine


 2 doses  1 dose  2 dose  1 dose

Meningococcal vaccine


1 dose required by Grades 7,8 & 9

Grade 12 - 1 dose if given after 16th birthday; 2 doses if given before 16th birthday