Immunization Requirement for Students Entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4 and 5th Grades in 2019

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    New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 and attend school. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations.  They are listed below.


    Required Immunizations for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade 

     

    Immunization

     

     

    Number of Doses

    Polio

    4 doses

    or

    3 if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older

    Hepatitis B

    3

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis

    5 doses

      or 

    4 if the 4th dose was received at 4 years of age or older 

    or

    3 doses if series stated at age 7 or older

    Measles/Mumps/Rubella

    2

    Varicella (Chickenpox)

    2

     

     
     

      

    Please send proof of immunization to the school nurse where your child will be attending kindergarten, grade 1, 2, 3, or 4.  

     

    Proof of immunization must be any 1 of the 3 items listed below:

    -          An immunization certificate signed by your health care provider

    -          Immunization Registry report (NYSIIS or CIR from NYC) from your health care provider or your county health department

    -          A blood test (titer) lab report that proves your child is immune to the diseases

    o   For varicella (chickenpox), a note from your health care provider (MD, NP, PA) which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.            

     

    Once again, please contact your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations for school attendance.