New York City has mandated that all preschool children must receive a flu shot.
The National Vaccine Information Center is tracking this mandate as well as other proposed vaccine legislation in New York, which includes a proposed law to mandate the Gardasil HPV vaccine.
NYC Flu Vaccine Mandate Update and 3 New Vaccine Bills Filed in NYS Legislature
We wanted to update you about the flu shot mandate for New York City Preschoolers and let you know that New York already has three vaccine related bills filed in the New York State Legislature that we are tracking.
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We have posted a reminder below how you can stay in touch through the NVIC Advocacy Portal on the progress of these bills, our position on the bills, and what you can do to help.
FLU SHOT MANDATE FOR NEW YORK CITY PRESCHOOL AND DAYCARE
There has been some recent confusion for parents in New York City who have young children over whether or not their children have to receive a flu vaccine to attend day care or preschool because the rest of the children in New York don’t have to be vaccinated for flu.
Here are the facts to help clarify the confusion:
YES, New York City has Flu Vaccine Requirements for certain children.
Between July 1 and December 31 of each year, all children who are between the ages of 6 months and 59 months and attending a New York City licensed day care, Head Start, pre-K or nursery school, must receive one dose of flu vaccine.
This is in addition to state vaccine requirements.