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New Legislation Removes Non-medical Exemptions for Required School Vaccinations

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. New York State legislation (Public Health Law 2164) specifies that children in a public, private or parochial school, without a medical exemption, must receive the required immunizations to attend or remain in school. The district will be required to exclude a child from school if these provisions are not in place. 

In Williamsville, parents of children impacted by the new legislation received a letter from their child's school explaining the requirement for student attendance. 

Information provided by the New York State Department of Health and the State Education Department is available on the district web site. Parents with specific questions about their child's immunization status should consult their health care provider. 

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