Required Student Immunizations
Students may not attend school without acceptable written proof (including dates) of immunizations. Section 2164 of the New York Public Health Law requires the following:
- 4 or more doses of diphtheria toxoid (DPT or DT)
- 3 or more doses of trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)
- Live measles vaccine given after 12 months of age
- Live rubella vaccine given after 12 months of age
- Live mumps vaccine given after 12 months of age
- Second dose of measles (MMR) mandated for Kindergarten and above
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) (prior to enrollment in any prekindergarten program)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV) (prior to enrollment in any prekindergarten program)
- Hepatitis B (3 doses) mandated for all students prekindergarten – 12
- Varicella Vaccine mandated for students in grades PreK-12
- Varicella Vaccine #2 mandated for students in Kindergarten, first, second, sixth, seventh and eighth grades
- Tdap Vaccine is mandated for 11 year olds entering grades 6 through 12 who did not receive it in grade 6
- Meningococcal Vaccine is mandated for students in grades 7 and 12
Proof of adequate immunization must include dates of inoculation on a stamped physician certificate.
Medical exemptions require a stamped physician certificate. State religious exemption forms may be obtained from the school nurse.
Children may be admitted to school provided they submit a physician-verified appointment to receive a mandated immunization. School nurses will monitor compliance and students will be excluded from school if appointments are missed.
Note: Students registering in the spring of the year before enrollment must be fully immunized before the first day of school.
Westchester County Department of Health
20 South Broadway, 2nd floor
Appointments required. Call 914-231-2500.
White Plains Clinic
134 Court Street
White Plains, NY
Appointments required. Call 914-995-5800.