Immunization Requirements

  • School immunization rules and regulations are governed by the New York State Department of Health, which publishes comprehensive information for families and health care providers on the immunization requirements for students.

    Click here for a simple chart that shows the immunization requirements for students at each grade level:

    2024-25 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

    Click here for comprehensive information on New York State immunization requirements:

    Immunization Laws & Regulations

    If you have specific questions regarding immunizations, please contact the New York State Department of Health Immunization Bureau at

    1-518-473-4437 or

    Update: On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children.

    Click here to read a statement from the NYS Department of Health, Office of Children & Family Services, and Education Department regarding this change:

    Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements


Last Modified on April 17, 2024