Policy 7511


Every child entering or attending a District school must present proof of immunization or proof of immunity by serology (blood test) if applicable unless a New York State licensed physician certifies that the immunization may be detrimental to the child's health. The requirement for that immunization is waived until the immunization is no longer detrimental to the child's health. Medical exemptions must be reissued annually. 

Except for a valid medical exemption, the District will not permit a child lacking acceptable evidence of required immunizations to remain in school for more than 14 days or more than 30 days for an out-of-state or out-of-country transferee who can show a good faith effort to get the necessary certification or other evidence of immunization.

Whenever a child has been refused admission to or continued attendance at a District school for lack of acceptable evidence of immunization, immunity, or exemption, the principal of the school will:

a) Notify the person in parental relation to the child of his or her responsibility to have the child immunized and of the public resources available for doing so;
b) Notify the local health authority of the name and address of the excluded child and of the immunization or immunizations which the child lacks; and
c) Provide, with the cooperation of the local health authority, for a time and place at which the required immunization or immunizations may be administered.

For homeless children, the enrolling school must immediately refer the person in parental relation to the child to the District's homeless liaison, who must assist them in obtaining the necessary immunizations or medical records.

The District will provide an annual summary of compliance with immunization requirements to the Commissioner of Health.

All schools will also post educational information on influenza and the benefits of influenza immunization which will be in plain view and available to persons in parental relation. 

Policy References:
Education Law §§ 310 and 914
Public Health Law §§ 613 and 2164
8 NYCRR §§ 100.2 and 136.3
10 NYCRR Subpart 66-1

Adopted:  6/22/99
Revised:   11/8/05, 8/6/19, 2/28/23

Policy 7511