• Students who attend school in New York State must be immunized against polio, mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, rubella and hepatitis B (now required of all students entering Kindergarten), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and varicella.

    New York State mandates every school aged student be properly immunized in order to attend school. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from school due to noncompliance. 

    New York State Law Section 66-1.3 (7) (c)-Requirement for School Admission permits medical exemption to required immunizations if the parent provides a certificate from a physician, licensed to practice medicine in New York State, that one or more of the required immunizations may be detrimental to the child's health.

    If your child is medically exempt from any immunization, please have your provider fill out the form below. Once the form is complete, send a copy to the health office. Then the WCSD Medical Director will review.

    Attention parents of 12th grade students:  New York State mandates that every school aged student be properly immunized in order to attend school.  On October 26, 2015 the NYS Public Health Law Section 2164 was amended to require children entering 12th grade to receive an adequate dose or doses of the vaccine against the meningococcal disease. Please contact your child's health care provider in order to receive further information and arrange for any required immunizations.  Please forward a copy of your child's updated immunization records to the Health Office. 

    The Dutchess County Department of Health is a great resource should you have any difficulty obtaining an appointment with your health care provider. Their phone number is 845-486-3409. 

    FAQ sheets are located below for more information regarding individual immunizations. 


    NYS Immunization Requirements 2023-2024

    Medical Exemption Form

    Dtap FAQ

    Hepatitis B FAQ

    Polio FAQ

    Measles Mumps Rubella FAQ

    Varicella FAQ

    Tdap FAQ

    Meningococcal A FAQ