Parents: Vaccines for Children
Parenting can be an exciting and challenging experience. From day one, you make decisions to protect your child. Vaccines for children are one of the most important protections. The Campaign to ImmuNYze All New Yorkers offers reliable, science-based vaccine information for children and vaccine-preventable diseases.
- The Importance of Childhood Vaccinations >>
- Immunization Schedules for Children >>
- NYS School Immunization Requirements by Grade >>
- Flu Prevention for Kids >>
- Meningococcal Disease & Meningitis Prevention >>
Invasive pneumococcal disease in children can lead to brain damage, deafness or even death. There is a pneumococcal vaccine for children and physicians strongly advise parents to have their children vaccinated. Battling pneumococcal disease with antibiotics can have little success in some cases.
Make Childhood Vaccinations Easier for Both of You
Your baby’s well-child visits can be stressful for you and your child, but there are ways to make them go easier. The CDC offers useful tips for soothing babies and children before, during and after they receive their vaccinations.
Teach Your Child About Vaccines
Teach your child about vaccines with this fun coloring book, and learn about vaccine-preventable diseases and child vaccines in this easy to read e-book from Every Child By Two.
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Free Vaccines for Children
Worried about paying for vaccines? The federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program offers free vaccines for children who are eligible. To learn more about low-cost and free vaccines for children in New York, visit the Centers for Disease Control or contact your local health department.
Need Insurance? You and your family have many new low cost, quality health insurance options available through the New York State of Health Plan Individual Marketplace. You can quickly compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace. Open enrollment occurs at certain times of the year. You can enroll at any time if you’ve had a change in your life that affects your health care coverage, such as birth of a child or losing a job. Apply now.
Do you need a health care provider? Community Health Centers provide primary care regardless of your ability to pay. Find a Community Health Center near you.
The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine
You work hard to help keep your baby safe and healthy. This includes following the newborn vaccination schedule and vaccinating your baby on time, every time. To learn more about the steps that CDC, FDA and vaccine manufacturers take to ensure that vaccines are safe and effective, view the Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine Infographic.
What Does My Doctor Recommend?
It’s important to talk to your health care provider about all your child’s health care needs, including childhood vaccinations. Your pediatrician or family physician can talk to you about child vaccines and the diseases they prevent, as well as answer your questions about vaccine safety and the pediatric vaccine schedule. Learn more about recommended vaccines for children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Immunization Schedules for Children & Teens
Easy to Read Vaccination Charts
Immunization schedules provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) display a recommended list of vaccines that are designed to protect babies, children, and teens from life-threatening diseases. The charts display the recommended age that children receive their vaccinations, and also allow parents to create personalized immunization schedules for children.
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When Should MY Child Be Vaccinated?
Would you like a personalized immunization schedule just for your child? Visit the CDC’s Instant Childhood Immunization Scheduler to create a personal schedule of when your child should receive each vaccine. As always, your child has unique health needs and you should discuss your child’s schedule with his or her health care provider.
Confused About Vaccines?
There’s so much information about vaccines and vaccine safety online and in the media that sometimes it’s hard to separate the facts from the fiction. To learn about the vaccines your child needs and why, watch this video of real moms who ask questions and get answers to their tough questions about childhood vaccines.
Learn more about the common misconceptions regarding vaccines from the New York State Department of Health.
Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know
Looking for up-to-date and accurate vaccine information on the go? There’s an app for that! The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s ‘Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know’ puts the information right at your fingertip, anytime you need it. Download the ‘Vaccine on the Go: What You Should Know’ app.
Important Information About the Rotavirus
Rotavirus will present itself in children as a bad cold or upset stomach. It’s important that a parent is aware of the rotavirus symptoms and seek rotavirus treatment as soon as possible.