All children are legally required to get certain immunizations before they can be admitted to public or private school or day care facilities. You can get more information about your child's immunization requirements for school or day care.

As of January 1, 2015, New York City Health Department clinics adopted new health insurance and billing practices in order to comply with State law and Medicaid rules. If you are 19 or older, immunization clinic staff will ask for your health insurance information or a sliding scale fee based on your income and family size. If you do not have health insurance or cannot pay the fee, you will still get services.

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Learn about immunization requirements for students and day care.

Learn about health insurance billing and fees at immunization clinics.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You may apply to opt your child out of the vaccine requirement if you believe vaccines are against your religious values. The belief must be religious in its nature. You will not be approved for personal, moral, secular, or scientific beliefs.

To apply for an exemption, you will need to write a letter that explains the reason for your religious objection to vaccines and bring it to your child’s school. The New York City Department of Education will review your request and will contact you with their decision. Your child will be allowed to attend school during the review process.

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Learn about vaccine exemption requests.

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