On June 13, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. As a result, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirements that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend public, private or parochial school (students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade). The law is effective immediately.
We have also provided the following resource for more information:
- Frequently Asked Questions About Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements (NYS Department of Health - 6/18/19)
- Frequently Asked Questions follow-up (NYS Department of Health - 7/18/19)
- CDC - Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule