Current Immunization Requirements

Updated June 2020

  • DTP/Tdap = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Vericella = Chicken Pox
  • HIB = Influenza Type B

The following are required immunizations according to New York State law that every student needs prior to the start of the school year. Immunizations or immunity may be permitted a grace period to attend school for not more than 14 calendar days; or for an individual who is transferring from out of state for not more than 30 days, or by showing proof of appropriate appointments to complete immunizations. Immunization records must be signed by the health care provider according to Department of Health regulations.

Required immunizations for all students are as follows:

  • 2 MMR
  • 4 or more DTP
  • 3 Hepatitis B with appropriate spacing (the appropriate spacing of immunizations is interpreted by the school nurse, please consult with your nurse)
  • 3-5 Polio
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) is required for all students Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, or a history of the disease documented by your Health Care Provider. Students in grades K-11 need 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox) boosters. Parental recall of the disease cannot be accepted per NYS Department of Health.

PreK also need:

  • 4 HIB
  • 4 Pneumococcal
  • Lead Levels (usually obtained at age 1 and 3)

Grade 6-12 also need:

  • Tdap booster

Grade 7-12 also need:

  • Meningitis immunization.