New York State Department of Health working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control directs that children aged 2 months to 18 years of age are required by law (barring any legally permissible religious or moral exemptions) to receive various vaccinations in order to gain admissions to public and private New York State Schools for the welfare of the general public.
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) are all bacterial diseases
(Required for school admission & administered in infants 6 weeks to children up to 7 years of age)
Meningococcal disease is any illness that is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis which may cause severe infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), as well as bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia).
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacterium, which can cause ear and sinus infections, pneumonia, and bloodstream infections.
(Required for school admission & administered in all children aged 2 through 18 years old)
Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib) is a bacterial infection that can cause severe illness, including infections of the covering of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), lung infections (pneumonia), and severe throat infections (epiglottitis).
Measles causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Complications can include ear infection, diarrhea, pneumonia, brain damage, and death.
Mumps causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen salivary glands. Complications can include swelling of the testicles or ovaries, deafness, inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis/meningitis) and, rarely, death.
Rubella causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache, and red, itchy eyes. If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects.
Vaccine: M-M-R II.
(Required for school admission & administered in people 12 months of age and older)
The Hepatitis A virus causes liver disease that can last from a few weeks to several months. People become infected by close personal contact with someone who is infected or by drinking or eating contaminated food or drinks.
The Hepatitis B virus causes a contagious liver disease that can cause cancer and cirrhosis (scarring of the liver). It is spread when infected blood, semen, or other body fluid enters the body of a person who is not infected.
(Required for school admission & administered in all children aged <19 years who have not been vaccinated previously)