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Immunization Requirements

Please carefully review the following information and work with your child’s healthcare provider to make sure your child meets all requirements before the start of the school year.

State law requires parents/guardians to give the school an immunization record that shows their child has received, or has appointment(s) to receive the required vaccine(s) in order to attend school.  This record may be from a health care provider, health department, or an official immunization record from the child’s former school. The record must include:

  1. the name of the vaccine;
  2. the date the vaccine was given; and
  3. who gave it, along with their title; or where it was given if at a clinic.

Please contact your health care provider to make sure your child has what they need to attend school this fall. Please do not wait to schedule an appointment for your child’s physical exam or any missing immunizations. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse of your child’s building. 

Please see below for immunization requirements by grade level: 

Kindergarten

Students entering kindergarten in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering kindergarten must have:

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
    • Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 1

Students entering first grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering first grade must have:

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td)
    • Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 2

New York State does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting second grade in the fall. 

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering second grade must have:

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
    • Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
    • Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 3

Students entering third grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering third grade must have:

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
    • Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
    • Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 4

New York State does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting fourth grade in the fall. 

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering fourth grade must have:

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
    • Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
    • Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 5

Students entering fifth grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering fifth grade must have:

  • 5 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
    • Or 4 doses if the fourth dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
    • Or 3 doses if your child is 7 years or older and the series was started when your child was 1 year or older
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
  • 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 6

New York state does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting sixth grade in the fall. 

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering sixth grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 7

Students entering seventh grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering seventh grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 8

New York State does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting eighth grade in the fall. 

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements.

Children entering eighth grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 9

Students entering ninth grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering ninth grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 10

New York State does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting 10th grade in the fall. 

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering tenth grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 4 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
    • Or 3 doses if the third dose was received when your child was 4 years or older
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 2 doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)

Grade 11

Students entering eleventh grade in the fall must be examined by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. 

Ask your child’s healthcare provider to complete a health exam form, then return the completed form to the school district within 14 days of the start of the school year. 

Please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering eleventh grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine

Grade 12

New York State does not require your child to have a physical exam before starting twelfth grade in the fall. 

However, please review your child’s immunization records to make sure they meet the state requirements. 

Children entering twelfth grade must have:

  • 3 doses of Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Td)
  • 1 dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) if your child received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 and 15 years
  • 1 dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine
  • 2 doses of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)
    • Or 1 dose if your child received the dose at age 16 years or older