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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.

Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption FAQ

Followup FAQ Vaccination Requirement


Overview of Requirements
https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/laws_regs.htm

NYS Joint Statement on Removal of Nonmedical Exemption
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2170/docs/new_legislation_joint_statement.pdf

Helpful Information on Changes to the Law, including FAQs
https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/school_vaccines/?utm_medium=ASearch&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=VaccinationPromotionLaw3Q19&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4s7qBRCzARIsAImcAxY5tDAeicNxz8aHczI3ILc37_bjF45cjKDHscb2LYw35QpheTdjFIwaAq5qEALw_wcB

2019-2020 Immunizations Requirement Chart
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf

Media Coverage from Newsday
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/schools-vaccinations-immunizations-1.34563699