Child Care Programs, Schools and Post-Secondary Institutions

NYS School Immunization Requirements

Child Care Programs and Pre-Kindergarten

Schools (K-12)

Post-Secondary Institutions

Health Commerce System (HCS) Access and Immunization Survey Instructions

Health Commerce System (HCS) access is required to complete the yearly School Immunization Surveys in HERDS (Health Electronic Response Data Systems). In addition, schools with an HCS account may request access to NYSIIS (New York State Immunization Information System), to verify student immunization status.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

  • For questions regarding school immunizations within New York State, contact the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's School Assessment and Compliance Unit at, or by phone at 518-474-1944.
  • For questions regarding school immunizations for New York City, contact the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene unit at or by phone at 347-396-2433.