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New York State Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to enter and attend school.  Proof of current vaccinations is required by the first day of the school year for attendance. 

Vaccinations due between 6th and 12th grade are as follows:

  • Students entering 6th grade or by 11 years of age must have the Tetanus, Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine, and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap) and 2 doses of the Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine. 
  • Students entering 7th are required to have one dose of the Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY).
  • Students entering 12th grade are required to have 2 doses of the Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) or 1 dose if the first dose was received at age 16 or older.

However, all required vaccinations per the chart on the link below must be current for school attendance.

 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance