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NYC Migrants in Temp Shelters Still Don’t Need Vaccinations to Enroll in School

NYC Migrants in Temp Shelters Still Don’t Need Vaccinations to Enroll in School

Parents scurry to get their kids vaccinated before school starts because administrators always say your child cannot even enroll unless he or she has the required vaccines.

Schools are strict about this requirement.

Well, schools used to be strict about it.

As we all know, New York City, a supposed sanctuary city, has been overrun by migrants in the past year. That means around 20,000 children, which also means illnesses because kids are petri dishes.

New York City schools haven’t changed since this past February: migrant children don’t need to show vaccination proof when they enroll in school.

There’s supposedly a time frame:

Children living in temporary shelters do not have to be vaccinated to enroll in school – that includes migrant children.

However, according to city officials, they do have a certain timeframe in which they must complete those vaccinations once in school.

What is that timeframe? Why so vague?

Let’s look at the NYC public school requirements. Those in child care through 12th grade need:

  • The DTaP (diphtheria- tetanus-pertussis),
  • Poliovirus,
  • MMR (measles-mumps-rubella),
  • Varicella, and
  • Hepatitis B.

Those in child care and pre-K:

  • Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b),
  • PCV (pneumococcal conjugate), and
  • Influenza (flu).

6th through 12th:

  • The Tdap booster (by grade 6), and
  • MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate) (by grade 7).

If your child doesn’t have the vaccines, then the school will give you a timeframe to vaccinate your child. If you miss it, then the kid cannot come back to school until he or she gets the vaccine.

A few exemptions are “in process” (self-explanatory) and medical reasons like allergies or an illness. NYC public schools don’t have a religious exemption.

OK, so here’s the thing. A lot of these vaccines are given in stages. You typically cannot have one dose without the other.

Even with the timeframe, how do we know the kids are fully vaccinated?

Of course, this won’t apply to other kids.


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I’ve been sarcastically responding to mask-wearers by hurredly moving away from them. People notice behavior more than you think.. If they want alienation, give it to them.

E Howard Hunt | August 31, 2023 at 11:28 am

We need illegals for the diseases Americans don’t carry.

Growing up my father was in the Army. I went to over half a dozen schools coast to coast and overseas. The one thing I always had to have for every school system was my shot record (my little yellow passport).

Issues like these vaccination requirements come up when you destroy the logic behind the original rules. Not only do the illegals not have to get vaccinated but are not even checked for other diseases that they may have. According to many South Western states, there are outbreaks of diseases that we haven’t seen in this country in many years. If Congress was occupied by sane adults, they would realize that what Biden has done and is doing is treason because he is allowing foreign people to harm this country, not only from these diseases but by not knowing who is coming into our country and for what purpose.

Covid19 vaccine is not on those lists. Covid19 vaccine is not on those lists? Covid19 vaccine is not on those lists!! We’re all goonna DIE.

    LeftWingLock in reply to LB1901. | August 31, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    The new covid 19 vaccine protects you from covid but turns you into a zombie.

    amwick in reply to LB1901. | August 31, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    My vaccinated step son.. he has covid for the third time. THIRD time.
    SMH.. He thought it was just another cold, then he took the at home test.

      henrybowman in reply to amwick. | August 31, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      See? If we just banned the tests, people wouldn’t be so terrified of COVID.

      gonzotx in reply to amwick. | August 31, 2023 at 9:22 pm

      Ive had Covid twice

      Both times my vaccinated husband gave it to me, I’m not vaccinated

      You really have to be in close proximity for extended times to get it

      Next time he goes in the shed, it’s not fun, 12 days of feeling like crap


An exemption from vaccination requirements for an individual may make a degree of sense. Blanket exemptions for an entire group does not. Certainly not for the numbers they face. Presumably the children from temp shelters are attending the closest or a couple of the closest schools. That means they are concentrated which in turn brings down the total % of those vaccinated at that location and may be enough to pierce herd immunity.

If that’s ok for this group it should be ok for others to receive an exemption with a corresponding ‘timeline’ for compliance. That would likely blow up the rational for vaccination in the first place. Stupid policy.

    henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | August 31, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    These are the same illegals that all the D presidential primary participants vowed to give free health care. They won. So can’t the illegals just go get their free vaccinations?

Ironically, the NYC school’s lenient vaccination policy negatively affects the migrants themselves. I suspect that one reason that they have wanted to come to America is to have a chance at a better life – including less exposure to childhood diseases.

I find it disappointing that a blog that presumptively revolves around legal matters uses the term ‘migrants’ to refer to illegal aliens.


Immigrants used to come thru Ellis Island for a reason.

caseoftheblues | August 31, 2023 at 7:27 pm

Legally…. As this is a legal blog… how can the federal or state government require the vaccinations for one group and exempt another group..,and this is a group that is not using religious or health reasons … which the first group isn’t even allowed to use…. Would love a lawyer here to explain. Seems to me it makes it so they can’t require for ANY group

    henrybowman in reply to caseoftheblues. | August 31, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    The law doesn’t allow it. They’re going to do it anyway, and make you sue them to stop.

      CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | September 1, 2023 at 7:36 am

      True. Hopefully someone will do so. Ask for an injuction halting the entire school vaccination regime while the case is litigated b/c the plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm in being administered vaccines. Force the City/State to simultaneously argue:
      1. Vaccination is absolutely required so they fight the motion for the injuction halting the regime
      2. Mass exemptions for a large group concentrated in a few schools are just dandy and not dangerous

      Then have the City/State try to square those arguments with equal protection application.

Yet it’s racist to ascribe the surge in not-seen-here-in-decades diseases to the invaders.

    gonzotx in reply to randian. | August 31, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Or the sudden deaths in young people

    I wonder what that’s all about/sarc

      CommoChief in reply to gonzotx. | September 1, 2023 at 12:48 pm

      It couldn’t possibly have to do with a hastily rolled out ‘vaccine’ granted all sorts of exemptions including the fed govt executive agencies redefining ‘vaccine’ and playing hide the ball on test data/efficacy/side effects. /S