Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements are organized by grade level to help parents easily identify requirements for their child. These requirements will be updated as needed to reflect any new, mandated state immunization requirements.

Elementary Students

Pre-k

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td): 4 doses
  • Polio vaccine: 3 doses
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR): 1 dose
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: 3 doses
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine: 1 dose
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (Hib): 1 to 4 doses
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV): 1 to 4 doses

Kindergarten and Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td): 5 doses or 4 doses. If the 4th dose was received
    at 4 years or older or 3 doses if 7 years or older and the series was started at 1 year or older.
  • Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV): 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years or older.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR): 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: 3 doses
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine: 2 doses

Middle School

Grade 6

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td): 3doses
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap): 1 dose
  • Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV): 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years or older.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR): 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: 3 doses or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine: 2 doses

Grades 7 and 8

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td): 3doses
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap): 1 dose
  • Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV): 4 doses or 3 doses if the 3rd dose was received at 4 years or older.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR): 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: 3 doses or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine: 2 doses
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY): 1 dose

High School

Grades 9, 10 and 11

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td): 3 doses
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap): 1 dose
  • Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV): 3 doses
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR): 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: 3 doses or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine: 1 dose
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY): 1 dose

Grades 12

  • Diphtheria and Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DTP/Tdap/Td)2: 3 doses
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine and Pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap)3: 1 dose
  • Polio vaccine (IPV/OPV)4: 3 doses
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR): 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: 3 doses or 2 doses of adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax) for children who received the doses at least 4 months apart between the ages of 11 through 15. 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine7: 1 dose
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)8: 2 doses or 1 dose if the dose was received at 16 years or older.

    View or download the New York State Department of Health 2019-2020 Immunization Requirements.

     

    Updated August 2019

    Acceptable Proofs of Immunization

    • Healthcare practitioner record, signed by a practitioner licensed in New York State.
    • Records acceptable without a signature: NYSIIS Record; Official registry from another State/Nation; Electronic health record; School health record, (must be transferred directly from one school to another)
    • Diagnosis of Disease as Evidence of Immunity – ONLY allowed for varicella. Must be diagnosed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant.
    • Serological Evidence of Immunity – Allowed for measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and poliomyelitis (all three serotypes must be positive)

    Medical Exemptions

    A student may attend school without the required immunizations if they have a medical exemption. The Greater Amsterdam School District requests that the following form be completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in NYS certifying that the immunization may be detrimental to the child’s health. It must contain sufficient information to identify a medical contraindication to a specific immunization and specifying the length of time the immunization is medically contraindicated. This form will then be reviewed by the school physician to determine if additional documentation is required. A medical exemption must be reissued annually.