All schools are obliged to enforce the requirements of New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164.
As of July 1, 2014, no child shall be admitted to school, or in the case of students entering from outside New York, be allowed to attend school, in excess of fourteen days without satisfactory written evidence that the student has been immunized. Minimum requirements include:
For the 2014-2015 school year:
- Polio: Kindergarten: 3-5 doses for Kindergarten and 6th grade for the 2014-2015 school year, along with the subsequent grade levels that these students move up to. If 4 or more doses were administered before 4 years of age, an additional does should be received on or after 4 years old, for students 4 years of age or older who have previously received less thatn 3 doses, a total of 3 doses are required if the third dose is given at 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose; Grades 1-12: 3 doses.
- MMR: Kindergarten: 1 dose; Grades 1-12 2 doses; After 7 years old: 2 doses
- Hepatitis B: All students: 3 doses
- Varicella: Kindergarten - grade 6: 2 doses for the 2014-2015 school year, along with the subsequent grade levels these students move up to; Grades 1-12: 1 dose
- DTaP: Kindergarten-grade 5: 4-5 doses, if 4th dose given after 4 years old the 5th dose is not needed; for previously unvaccinated students 7 years of age or older the requirement is 3 doses, Tdap should be given for the first dose followed by 2 doses of TD to meet the requirement
- Tdap: Grades 6-12: 1 dose
Any student who does not meet the above-stated criteria is in violation of New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, and will not be admitted to school until the student presents satisfactory written evidence of compliance.