Prevent Communicable Diseases
  • Key Facts 2020-21 School Year NYSDOH Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

    Kindergarten through Grade 3

    Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP/DTP) 5 doses or 4 doses if the 4 th dose was received at 4 years of age or older

     Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3 rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella [MMR] 2 doses 

    Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses

    Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine 2 doses

    Grades 4 and 5

    Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis Vaccine (DTaP/DTP) 5 doses or 4 doses if the 4 th dose was received at 4 years of age or 3 doses if series started at 7 years of age or older

    Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV) 3 doses

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) 2 doses (2 measles, 2 mumps 1 rubella)

    Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses

    Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine 1 dose 

     

    The interval between doses is very important for the efficacy and validity of the vaccine.

    Students on catch up schedule must  keep up with their appointments and provide an updated record as soon as they receive the vaccine.