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Most Current Updates

ACIP recommendations

FDA approvals

NYS laws and regulations

  • New meningococcal vaccine requirement for grades 7 and 12: Beginning September 1, 2016, children entering or attending grades 7 and 12 in NYS will be required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease as recommended by the ACIP. Additional details on this requirement will be shared with schools, healthcare providers and parents as soon as possible.
  • A summary of all NYS immunization laws and regulations is available online

Vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks

Resources and job aids

  • Pneumococcal Vaccination Algorithm for Adults aged 65 years or Older (PDF). In 2014, the ACIP issued updated recommendations on pneumococcal vaccination of adults aged 65 years and older. The NYSDOH has developed this algorithm to assist healthcare providers and healthcare facilities to understand and implement these recommendations.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination Algorithm for Adults aged 19-64 years (PDF). In 2012, the ACIP issued updated recommendations on pneumococcal vaccination of adults with immunocompromising conditions. The NYSDOH has developed this algorithm to assist healthcare providers and healthcare facilities to understand and implement these recommendations.

Vaccine shortages or delays

  • 2016-17 Influenza Vaccine Supply Determination: The Commissioner of Health has determined that it appears that there will be an adequate supply of thimerosal-free seasonal influenza vaccine for the 2016-2017 influenza season for vaccination of pregnant women and children under the age of three years. Therefore, health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives) providing influenza vaccinations to pregnant women and children under 3 years of age should seek out and administer thimerosal-free seasonal influenza vaccine as soon as their thimerosal-free vaccine supplies arrive to ensure compliance with PHL § 2112.