Vaccine Laws

Follow these steps to read the New York State laws pertaining to vaccination:

  1. Visit New York State Public Health Law
  2. Follow the link "Laws of New York" (the last link on the page)
  3. Scroll and follow the link "PBH" for Public Health.
  4. Scroll to Article 21, follow the link "Title 6" ((2160 - 2168) Poliomyelitis and Other Diseases)
    • Select either "2164" for Section 2164 (Definitions; immunization against poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pertussis, tetanus);
    • OR "2165" for Section 2165 (Immunization of certain post-secondary students);
    • OR "2166" for Section 2166 (Immunization; regulations);
    • OR "2167" for Section 2167 (Immunization against meningococcal meningitis);
    • OR "2168" for Section 2168 (Statewide Immunization Registry).
  5. Scroll to and select "Article 21-A" (2190-2196) for the Long Term Care Resident and Employee Immunization Act.