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Immunization Resources

Millions of lives are saved annually thanks to vaccination, a remarkable success story in global health and development. In order to create immunity, vaccines act in conjunction with your body's natural defenses. In addition, when you receive a vaccine, your immune system responds.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 20 deadly diseases can now be prevented with vaccines, allowing individuals of all ages to live longer, healthier lives. Currently, vaccinations stop 3.5–5 million fatalities every year from illnesses like measles, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and influenza.

Immunization is an essential human right and an integral part of primary healthcare. Through cooperation at local, state, and federal levels, infectious illness outbreaks can be prevented and controlled with the use of vaccines.





New York State Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Below, we have attached New York State's Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, updated for 2023.

  • A check means that this is the earliest and best time for your child to be immunized.
  • If your child misses the “best time” for vaccination, he or she should still be immunized as quickly as possible.
  • Ask your doctor about getting your child caught up.


Vaccine against:


2 months

4 months

6 months

12 months

15 months

18-23 months

4-6 years

11-12 years

16 years


Hepatitis B


1-2 mo.


6-18 mo.

















Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)






15-18 mo.





Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)2












Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)






12-15 mo.






Pneumococcal Disease (PCV)3





12-15 mo.


Ask your doctor if your child 2 years old or older should get vaccinated with PPSV23.3


Polio (IPV)




6-18 mo.











Recommended yearly for all children aged 6 months and older. Ask your doctor if your child should receive one or two doses.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)4




See footnote 4

12-15 mo.







Varicella (Chickenpox)





12-15 mo.






Hepatitis A









Human Papillomavirus (HPV)5



Meningococcal Disease6



Ask your doctor if your child 2 months old or older should get vaccinated against meningococcal disease.


For some types of Hib and Rotavirus vaccine, the 6-month dose is not needed.

2  Tdap: Children 7-10 years old who are not fully immunized against pertussis should receive a single dose of Tdap.

3  PCV = Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine; PPSV23 = Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

MMR: Children 6-11 months old who are traveling outside the U.S. should receive one dose of MMR before departure.

The HPV vaccine includes two shots given 6 months apart. It is recommended for both boys and girls. Teens who start the series after age 15, and some children with special medical conditions, may need three doses.

6  There are two vaccines that protect against meningococcal disease. Some children with special medical conditions may need both MCV4 and MenB.

This schedule is aligned with national guidelines set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and recommendations by the CDC.                                         New York State Department of Health



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