Immunization Requirement for Students Entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4 and 5th Grades in 2019
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
Number of Doses
3 if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older
4 if the 4th dose was received at 4 years of age or older
3 doses if series stated at age 7 or older
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.