New York State Public Health Law requires all students entering school to have medical documentation on file in the school Health Office verifying receipt of immunizations.
According to NY State Public Health Law as of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either:
Public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), or Child day care settings.
The following is from the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Education Department: children who are attending child day care or public, private or parochial school, and who had a religious exemption to required immunizations, must now receive the first age appropriate dose in each immunization series by June 28, 2019 to attend or remain in school or child day care.
Also, by July 14, 2019, parents and guardians of such children must show that they have made appointments for all required follow up doses. The deadlines for follow up doses depend on the vaccine.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Please feel free to call the Health Office at 845-463-7322 Ext. 15005 with any questions or concerns.
Maureen Gray, School Nurse, RN/MSN