Child Care Programs, Schools and Post-Secondary Institutions

Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.

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Immunization Requirements

Medical Exemptions

Child Care Programs and Pre-Kindergarten


Survey must be submitted by December 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Post Secondary Institutions

Survey must be submitted by October 31, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Camp Information

Other Related Information

Contact Information

  • For questions regarding child care programs, schools and post-secondary institutions contact the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's School Assessment and Compliance Unit:
    phone: 518-474-1944
  • New York City post-secondary institutions with questions regarding immunization requirements should contact the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's School Assessment and Compliance Unit at 518-474-1944.
  • New York City primary and secondary schools, Head Start programs, nursery schools and day care should direct all questions and requests for information to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at 347-396-2433.