ALBANY, N.Y.—New York’s school immunization requirements were updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations.
The State Department of Health said the new requirements for school attendance don’t add any new vaccines for school entry.
However, the department of health did update the number of doses required and the minimum intervals between doses.
The new requirements took effect Tuesday and are aimed at helping reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough.
The requirements apply to daycare, head start, nursery, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten through twelfth grade.