In an effort to consolidate and organize the rapidly changing information on vaccinations for children, this page has been re-organized to make it easier to navigate. AAP District II is consolidating vaccine information so that it is not duplicated on the Chapter web sites.
- Vaccine and Immunization Information for Providers
- New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
- NYS Vaccines for Children (VFC)
- Vaccine Safety Basics
- Seasonal Influenza Information for Health Care Providers
- Provider Training and Education
- Parent Resources
- Immunization Schedules
- Other Resources
- Additional Topics
- Guidance on Obtaining Available Influenza Vaccine for Children and the submission form to download.
- FluMist Replacement Program
- Post Hurricane Sandy Recommendations
(current schedules, Vaccine Information Statements, supply, storage, administration tools, patient education)
- Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedules for persons aged 0-6 years, 7-18 years, and “catch-up schedule,”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm#hcp
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Immunization – Just for Pediatricians -www2.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/pediatricians.html
- New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Information for Providers - www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/immunization/providers/
- Pediatricians can print out an up to date computerized Immunization Record from NYSIIS or CIR (for NYC) and that print out is now acceptable documentation.
- CDC , For Health Care Professionals/Providers -www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp.htm
- Subscribe to the CDC’s free email subscription service. Receive email notifications when new or updated immunization information is available: www.cdc.gov/emailupdates/index.html. Click on Subscribe, then click on all immunization topics of interest.
NYSIIS was developed as required under Article 21, Title 6, Section 2168 of the Public Health Law. This law, which took effect January 1, 2008, mandates health care providers to report all immunizations administered to persons less than 19 years of age to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The law also requires that immunization histories of all persons less than 19 years of age who receive vaccines after January 1, 2008 also be recorded in NYSIIS, if those histories have not already been reported.
The Public Health Law provided a two year implementation period to enable providers to be phased in through continuous regional roll out. Between 2008 and 2011 multiple training opportunities and methods were available to all providers statewide. It is important to note that those who are not currently participating are out of compliance with the legislative mandate. Failure to comply with public health law may result in monetary penalties. It is imperative that any provider organization that has not yet attended training or begun reporting to NYSIIS take the necessary steps to do so by reviewing the contents of this letter. Starting in 2012, classroom trainings are no longer be offered. However, webinar trainings and onsite opportunities are available.
There is a lot of information on the Health Commerce System (HCS) NYSIIS page, especially under “Training Information” and “Information for Providers.” Please visit frequently!
Get an HCS account for your organization and users
Assistance with HCS process: Commerce Account Management Unit (CAMU) Help
Desk 1-866-529-1890 or email@example.com. Link for providers to begin HCS account process: https://hcsteamwork1.health.state.ny.us/pub/top.html
Confirm Internet access available for designated users
Monitor NYSDOH communications regarding NYSIIS implementation
Register for formal training (when available) or complete independently
Begin actively reporting within 30 days of training.
General questions can be directed to NYSIIS staff at (518) 473-2839 or
The NYSIIS team is pleased to announce that development of the NYSIIS Online Self-Guided Training Tutorials is now complete! The NYSIIS tutorials were designed as a complement to both the classroom and webinar training methods. These tutorials offer training participants more training flexibility and an opportunity to review specific functions and concepts as needed. There are 10 self-paced tutorials that demonstrate the core functions for utilizing NYSIIS.
The Self-Guided Training Tutorials link can be accessed from the NYSIIS Training page on the Health Commerce System: https://commerce.health.state.ny.us/hpn/bcdc/immunization/training_info.html
Below is a list of the topics available for viewing:
- Tutorial 1: Accessing NYSIIS & Verifying Organizational Information
- Tutorial 2: Adding New Users
- Tutorial 3: Searching for a Patient
- Tutorial 4: Entering a New Patient
- Tutorial 5: Viewing the Immunization History and Recommendation Screen
- Tutorial 6: Adding Immunizations
- Tutorial 7: Generating Patient Specific Reports
- Tutorial 8: Setting Up the NYSIIS Inventory Module
- Tutorial 9: Entering Schools, Providers, and Clinicians
- Tutorial 10: Generating Reminder/Recall Letters
- Tutorial 11: Ad Hoc Report
- Tutorial 12: Assessment Report
- Tutorial 13: Benchmark Report
The recorded version of NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization’s Immunization Pot Luck – Ask the Experts webinar held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 is now available for viewing. This link will take you to the NYSDOH Immunization Update Webinar Series web page where you will find the program and how to access it. On this web page are past webinars that may also be of interest to your members.
This webinar is different from others we’ve done. A while ago we sent an email out to those who have participated in past webinars and asked them for questions. Those questions (which cover a number of different immunization topics) and their answers are presented in this webinar.
- AAP, Vaccine Safety - www.aap.org/immunization/families/safety.html
- NYSDOH, Vaccine Safety and the Importance of Vaccines - www.nyhealth.gov/prevention/immunization/vaccine_safety/
- CDC, Vaccine Safety - www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html
- CDC, Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents -www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/hcp/conversations.htm
- CDC, Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) -www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Activities/vaers.html
- NYSDOH, Seasonal Influenza Information for Health Care Providers - www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/providers/
- CDC , Seasonal Influenza Information for Health Professionals - www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/index.htm
- Immunize NY, Special Influenza edition
- AAP, Continuing Education - www2.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/continuinged.html
- NYSDOH, Provider Training and Education -www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/providers/training_and_education.htm
- Spring 2013 Training Schedule
- The recorded version of NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization’s Pertussis: A Call to Action for All Pediatric and Adult Providers webinar held on October 11, 2012 is now available for viewing. This link will take you to the NYSDOH Immunization Update Webinar Series web page where you will find the program and how to access it. On this web page are past webinars that may also be of interest to your members.
(Information Duplicated on our Parents page)
General Immunization and Vaccine information
- AAP, Immunization - www2.aap.org/immunization/families/families.html
- NYSDOH, Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations - www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/childhood_and_adolescent.htm
- CDC, Vaccines and Information – Parents What You Need to Know - www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/parents.htm
- CDC, Preteens and Teens - www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html
- Every Child By Two, Vaccinate Your Baby -www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/
- AAP, Vaccine Safety - www2.aap.org/immunization/families/safety.html
- NYSDOH, Vaccine Safety and the Importance of Vaccines - www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/vaccine_safety/
- CDC Vaccine Safety Information for Parents - www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/populations/parents.html
- NYSDOH, Seasonal Influenza Information for Children and Adolescents -www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/childhood_adolescent/
- CDC, Seasonal Influenza - www.cdc.gov/flu/
- CDC, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases “The Pink Book”
The Pink Book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/default.htm
- Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
The IAC is a premier immunization resource featuring comprehensive information on vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. These resources are intended for health care professionals and parents. www.immunize.org/
- IAC, Ask the Experts
CDC immunization experts answer challenging questions about vaccines and vaccine administration. www.immunize.org/askexperts/
- Immunize NY, February 2012 – This issue contains immunization guidelines.
- Immunize NY, Spring 2012
- Immunize NY, Fall 2012 – Recommendation from the June 2012 ACIP Meeting, FDA Approves Combination Meningitis Vaccine for Infants, Physical Intervention Eases Vaccination Pain in Infants
- Immunize NY, November 2012 – This issue contains Pertussis: A Call to Action
- Immunize NY, Special Influenza edition
- Immunize NY, Spring 2013 – Current issue.
- IAC, Ask the Experts
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Vaccine Education Center
The Vaccine Education Center is another premier immunization resource for both health care professionals and parents. www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html
- CDC, Vaccines and Immunizations home web page -www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
- CDC, Travelers’ Health – wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
- NYSDOH, Vaccine Safety and the Importance of Immunization home web page – www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Immunization home web page. – www2.aap.org/immunization/
Guidance on Obtaining Available Influenza Vaccine for Children – This advisory is to notify medical providers in New York State about the availability of influenza vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur and the ability and proper procedure to use influenza vaccine supplied by the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program for children who are privately insured.
FluMist® Replacement Program – The Replacement Program allows for the replacement of unused, expiring FluMist® doses, at no cost. Vaccine eligible for replacement must have been obtained through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program, and must expire between August 2012 and January 31, 2013. The linked letter lists the requirements and process to request replacement product. If you have any questions regarding the Replacement Program, please call 1-877-633-7375.