Immunization Requirements

A healthy school setting gives all students the best chance to learn and grow. Vaccines are very important to this effort. They protect children from getting and spreading diseases that can make them very sick. For this reason, we require children aged 2-months to 18-years-old who are entering or attending child care, public school, or private school be vaccinated against certain diseases.

The number of vaccine doses your child needs may vary. It depends on:

  • age,
  • grade,
  • medical history, and
  • if they have gotten vaccine doses before.

Talk to your child’s health care provider for more information.


Children under age five enrolled in child care and pre-kindergarten (pre-K)

  • Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b),
  • PCV (pneumococcal conjugate), and
  • Influenza (flu).
    • Children must receive the flu vaccine by December 31, 2020. It is best to vaccinate your child as soon as the vaccine becomes available. It becomes available in early fall.

All students, from those in child care through grade 12

  • The DTaP (diphtheria- tetanus-pertussis),
  • Poliovirus,
  • MMR (measles-mumps-rubella),
  • Varicella, and
  • Hepatitis B.

Children in grades 6–12

• The Tdap booster and MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines.

Immunization Compliance

New York State Public Health Law requires students to get certain vaccines in order to attend child care or school.