New York State bases its immunization schedule on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and requires that all students in public, private, and parochial school submit to the school proof of immunization against against poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria,  rubella, varicella, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), pertussis,  tetanus, pneumococcal disease, and hepatitis B.

In accordance with our obligations under New York State Public Health Law § 2164, we are posting to inform you of the necessity to have your child immunized, that such immunization may be administered by any health practitioner, and that your child may be immunized without charge by the health officer in the county where your child resides.

In accordance with NYSPHL § 2164, ECFS must exclude students from further attendance effective Thursday, September 21, 2023, unless one of the following criteria is met for each outstanding immunizations. 

What if we're moving from out of state/country? 

If your child is transferring from out-of-state or from another country the date of exclusion may be extended to thirty days and should be discussed with your divisional nurse. 

Immunization Form (Rv. In Progress 5.23.22).pdf

COVID-19 Vaccination

Over the past several years, our commitment to a COVID-19 vaccination mandate has been instrumental in safeguarding the health and well-being of our school community. With nearly 100% of our students and employees being fully vaccinated, we proudly joined the city's efforts in promoting accessible and timely vaccinations for all. While we recognize the ongoing importance of vaccinations in advancing community health and safety, we find ourselves in a different phase of our COVID-19 response compared to when these requirements were initially established.

Recently, the federal public health emergency declaration has come to an end, alongside the global public health emergency status declared by the World Health Organization. In alignment with various federal, state, and local partners, including the New York City mandate for municipal employees, we have made the decision to conclude our COVID-19 vaccination mandate effective for the upcoming 20232024 school year.

As we transition into this new phase, it is essential for families to stay informed by consulting the latest COVID-19 vaccination guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We encourage everyone to consider voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations and remain vigilant in adhering to regional COVID-19 information. We will continue to monitor our internal COVID-19 metrics and the New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance and will communicate any pertinent updates should the need arise. 

2023 - 2024 SY NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entrance-Attendance.pdf

2023 - 2024 School Year

New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

2023 - 2024 School Year

New York City Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

Medical Exemption Statement.pdf

Immunization Requirements for School Attendance 

Medical Exemption Statement for Children 0-18 Years of Age

CDC Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule 2023.pdf

Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger

Why We Get Vaccines (For Children)

How Vaccines Work