Immunization Requirements

  • New York State law requires parents/ guardians to give the school an immunization (shot) record that shows their child has received, or has appointment(s) to receive the required vaccine(s) (shots) 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. Name of the vaccine
    2. Date vaccine given
    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’s immunizations are up to date.

    Download the PDF from NYS Health Department here

    Current vaccination requirements for children in NYS for school:

    Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap)

    • Prekindergarten: Four doses.
    • Kindergarten-Grade 5: Five doses or four if the fourth dose was received at 4 years of age or older, or three doses if 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year of age or older.
    • Grades 6-12: Three doses.
    • Tdap Grades 6-12: One dose


    • Prekindergarten: Three doses.
    • Kindergarten-Grade 11: Four doses or three doses if the third dose was received at 4 years of age or older.
    • Grades 12: Three doses.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

    • Prekindergarten: One dose.
    • Kindergarten-Grade 12: Two doses.

    Hepatitis B

    • Prekindergarten-Grade 5: Three doses.
    • Grades 6-12: Three doses or two doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine for children who received the doses at least four months apart between the ages of 11 and 15.


    • Prekindergarten: One dose.
    • Kindergarten-Grade 11: Two doses.
    • Grade 12: One dose.

    Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY)

    • Prekindergarten-Grade 5: Not applicable.
    • Grades 7-11: One dose.
    • Grade 12: Two doses in Grade 12 or one dose if the dose was received at 16 years of age or older.

    Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (Hib)

    • Prekindergarten: One to four doses.
    • Kindergarten-Grade 12: Not applicable.

    Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)

    • Prekindergarten: One to four doses.
    • Kindergarten-Grade 12: Not applicable

    Dose Requirements MUST be read with the footnotes (see the second page of the 2019-2020 NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance)