Immunization Info

Immunization:

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued School Admission Immunization Requirements.  The law requires that all new students—children entering day care, nursery school, pre-school or pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten through grade 12 in New York City for the first time—must show proof of having received a complete medical evaluation.

Effective Monday, June 10, 2013 the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) no longer issues yellow vaccination cards to patients at its immunization clinics. Instead, patients will be given a print out of their vaccination history and the vaccines administered at the visit, including lot number and manufacturer of the vaccine. The new immunization record provides more information, is clear and legible, and gives the date of next appointment and information about other vaccines that may be recommended. Parents may continue to provide immunization information to schools by using the completed new entrant examination form (CH-205), a record from the DOHMH Citywide Immunization Registry, a print out of an electronic medical record signed by a physician or nurse practitioner or a signed yellow card.

Click here to review the immunization requirements for new public school students.

Medical Request for Immunization Exemption Form 

Parent Letter re Immunization Exemption Requirements 
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Parent Letter: Changes to immunization requirements for Kindergarten and Grade 6  (New)
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Parent Letter: Changes to Pre-Kindergarten requirements 2014-2015 (New)
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Immunization Walk-In Clinics

To keep track of your child's Immunization Records, please refer to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). 

End of School Year Letter

    First Warning Letter to Principals re Immunization Compliance 

    Citiwide Immunization Registry (CIR) information for schools: students records available online


    Warning letter to parents regarding immunization requirements  
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    Exclusion letter to parents regarding immunization requirements  
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    Information about HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine. What you need to know ( English )
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    Information about Meningococcal vaccine. What you need to know  ( English )
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    Information about Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertusis (Tdap) vaccine. What you need to know ( English )
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    Information about Varicella. What you need to know (English)
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