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August 7, 2009


Legislator Norma Gonsalves together with the Nassau County Department of Health reminds families that updating children's vaccinations should be added to their back-to-school list. In order to be fully protected, students should have all the appropriate vaccinations for their age. The following schedule ensures that children meet New York State school immunization requirements and are protected against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, pneumococcal disease and chickenpox.



  (Day Care, Nursery, Head Start, Pre-K)

                     School (K-12)

Diphtheria Toxoid-Containing Vaccine

3 doses

3 doses

Tetanus Toxoid Containing Vaccine (DTaP, DTP)

3 doses if born on or after 1/1/2005

Not applicable until student born on

or after 1/1/2005 enrolls in school

Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Booster (Tdap)

Not applicable

1 dose if born on or after 1/1/94 and enrolling in 6th – 8th grade for the 2009-2010 school year

Polio (IPV or OPV)

3 doses

3 doses

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

1 dose

2 doses of measles-containing vaccine and 1 dose each of mumps and rubella (preferably as MMR)

Hepatitis B

3 doses

3 doses

Haemophilus influenzae type b(Hib)

3 doses if less than 15 months of age or 1 dose if administered on or after 15 months of age

Not applicable

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

4 doses by 15 months of age if born on or after 1/1/08 (given at age appropriate times and intervals)

Not applicable

Varicella (chickenpox)

1 dose if born on or after 1/1/2000

1 dose if born on or after 1/1/98 or born on or after 1/1/94 and enrolling in 6th – 8th grade for the 2009-2010 school year

Source: New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance, available at http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/2370.pdf