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Immunization Requirement

According to Public Health Law 2164, a child shall not be admitted to school without a certificate, or some other acceptable evidence of the child’s immunization against measles, rubella, mumps, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B and varicella. For Pre-K, Hib is also required. Any Pre-K student born after January 1, 2008 must have four (4) doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) by the age of 15 months.  The intent of the law is to protect your child and other children against diseases preventable by immunization. Section 136.1 of the same law mandates that school personnel screen all pupils between the ages of 8 and 16 for scoliosis. Under New York State Public Health Law, Section 2164, no child may attend school without furnishing proof of compliance with the immunization law. Doctor verified disease history or blood tests which show immunity are acceptable as proof of immunity. Requests for religious or medical exemptions to these requirements must be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in writing.