Religious Exemption to Immunization

  • On June 13, 2019, then Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for school age children. This means that religious exemptions for immunizations are no longer valid for current or incoming students. Therefore, a child must obtain the required immunizations in order to attend school.

    It is important to note that children will not be permitted to attend school without the required immunizations. 

    The required immunizations can be obtained from either your family healthcare provider or the Monroe County Health Department located at 111 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620. They may be reached by phone for information on hours of operation at 585-753-5150. The exact date each immunization was given must be included in the record provided to the school. The chart detailing the required immunizations may be accessed at     

    If you have questions or concerns about immunizations, please contact your healthcare provider. For more information about the vaccination schedule and a catch-up immunization schedule, visit the Centers for Disease Control website here.