Information on Immunization Law/Changes
The New York State Department of Health is no longer permitting nonmedical exemptions for school vaccinations requirements for children attending day care and pre-K through 12th grade in New York State. Children who have previously been granted nonmedical exemptions must now be vaccinated to attend or remain in school.
Medical exemptions will still be granted to children who have a medical condition that prevents them from receiving a vaccine. This must be certified by a licensed New York State physician.
Please refer to the following links for additional information, including guidance on the latest immunization requirements.
Overview of Requirements
NYS Joint Statement on Removal of Nonmedical Exemption
Helpful Information on Changes to the Law, including FAQs
2019-2020 Immunizations Requirement Chart
Media Coverage from Newsday