IMPORTANT: The New York State Department of Health recently announced that effective during the 2019-2020 school year, all students entering seventh-, eighth-, ninth-, 10th, and 12th-grades must receive the meningococcal vaccine. Meningococcal disease causes bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases. Teens and young adults are at greater risk. While this is not a new vaccine (it has been recommended for years), it will now be required for school entry this fall. Please note that students who have received this vaccine in the past may still need a booster to start school. Parents and guardians should check with their family doctors to see whether or not their child needs the vaccine.
For more information, visit the NYS Department of Health Web site.

Attached is a copy of the New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance.

The Onondaga County Health Department holds an Immunization Clinic every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center (421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse - Basement Level, Room 30).

  • Walk in Clinic - no appointment needed.
  • The cost is $15 per child for each visit, however no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
  • Serves children 2 months to 18 years of age.
  • Please bring your child's shot records.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This clinic serves people with public health insurance or no insurance. If you have private insurance, call your health care provider.
  • Call 315-435-2000 for more information regarding the Immunization Clinic.

Any questions on the required immunization and when they are due please call the Health Office.

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