Reporting Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Health care providers are required to report adverse events occurring after vaccination. Adverse events which require medical attention and which occur within 30 days after receipt of vaccine must be reported.
Adverse events should be reported through the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). Alternatively they may be reported directly to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). For questions about adverse event reporting, call the Immunization Program Surveillance Unit at (212) 676-2288.
The City Health Code requires that all New York City health care providers report all immunizations given to children ages eighteen and younger to the CIR. Because this a Health Code mandate, parental consent is not required. Immunizations administered to individuals age 19 and above may also be reported to the CIR, but written consent of the individual is needed.
If you are a health care provider, you must report:
- All immunizations administered to children age eighteen or younger.
- Past immunizations given by other providers that have not already
- Information to the CIR within 14 days after administering the vaccine.
For more information about reporting, call the CIR at (347) 396-2400,
Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.
For more information on where your child can be vaccinated, call 311.
Last Updated November 23, 2012