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Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.

Resources for Schools

421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone (315) 435-2000


The Onondaga County Health Department has a number of resources to assist school nurses in meeting the health needs of their students. Click here to read the letter to school nurses for the 2019-2020 school year.

Immunization Schedules

As of June 13, 2019, non-medical immunization exemptions are no longer allowed for children in daycare or school in New York State. This includes public, private, and parochial schools and applies to children attending pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Children who previously had a non-medical vaccine exemption will need to show proof of starting the vaccine series to remain in school or daycare. Review these FAQs to learn more.

School Nurse Resources

Educational Resources

Contact Information

  • Onondaga County Health Department Immunization Program: 315-435-2000
  • NYSIIS Help Desk: 866-389-0371 or email nysiis@health.ny.gov
  • NYS Department of Health Immunization Program
    Central New York Regional Office: 315-477-4437or email immunize@health.ny.gov
    NYS Administrative Office: 518-473-4437
    Vaccines for Children Program: 1-800-543-7468 or email nyvfc@health.ny.gov
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