Immunization records, completed by your child’s health care provider, are required for entrance into school. Exemptions are allowed for homelessness, documented religious objections or physician certified medical reasons. All exemptions must have prior written approval. The District does not provide immunizations but free immunizations are available through the Monroe County Health Department’s Immunization Clinic.
All children must be age-appropriately immunized. The number of doses and intervals depends on the schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). The schedule on the following link (2016-2017 School Year – New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance) shows the minimum immunization requirement.
NYSDOH Immunization Law – per Statewide School Health Services Center
School Immunization Requirements, Public Health Law Section 2164, Rules and Regulations Subpart 66-1 (Effective July 1)
School immunization rules and regulations have been changed so that New York State immunization requirements are consistent with the most current childhood and adolescent immunization recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). ACIP is a group of medical and public health experts that develop recommendations on how to use vaccines to control diseases in the United States. These recommendations will lead to a reduction in the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases and an increase in the safe use of vaccines. Additional information about ACIP is below.
ACIP -Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Ages 5-18, US, 2015
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the recommended immunization schedules for those 0 through 18 years to ensure the schedules reflect cur4-8rent recommendations for Food and Drug Administration–licensed vaccines. In October 2013, ACIP approved the recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 for 2014. They include several changes from the 2014 immunization schedules.