Immunization Resources

Despite years of effort, immunization rates have not reached desired levels in the United States. On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages. According to Federal health data, New York is among the 10 states with the lowest vaccination rates. School-based health centers (SBHCs) improve adolescent vaccination rates, while simultaneously saving health care dollars for society. Below are resources for SBHCs and Parents/Caregivers to consider when vaccinating their children. 

Immunization Laws & Vaccination Schedules

New York State Recommended Vaccine Schedule​

CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedule

New York State Immunization Laws & Regulations

Resources for SBHC and Staff

Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Literature on SBHCs and Immunizations

For a full database on published literature related to School-based health centers and Immunizations visit the SBHC Literature Database built by the National School-Based Health Alliance. Below are some papers we believe highlight the important role of SBHCs in providing students with vital vaccines.