Immunization Schedules, Tips, and Useful Information

Immunization Schedules, Tips, and Useful Information

Staying up-to-date on shots is important. Following a proper immunization schedule with your primary care provider (PCP) is the best way to prevent dangerous illnesses.  Children and adults who are not immunized are at risk of illnesses that could end up in hospitalizations and possibly even death. 

Some illnesses that are preventable:
  • Chicken Pox
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Whooping Cough

Vaccine Basics – Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Parents Ask About Vaccinations for Babies (English)

Questions Parents Ask About Vaccinations for Babies (Spanish)

YourCare Health Plan recommends vaccinating yourself and your children. Both your PCP and the New York State Department of Health say that being immunized is the best protection. If you would like more information, please talk with your doctor. 

If you do not have a doctor, you can find doctors in your area on our website.

Top Ten Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating 

For a complete list of recommended immunizations for your child based on their date of birth:

Instant Childhood Immunization Scheduler 

Make a chart just for your child!, Print it out, and take it with you to the doctor. Your child’s doctor is the best person to help you make these decisions.

To learn more about vaccination schedules click on the links below:

Recommended immunizations for children from birth through 6 years old (English)

Recommended immunizations for children from birth through 6 years old (Spanish)

Recommended immunizations for children from 7-18 years old (English)

Recommended immunizations for children from 7-18 years old (Spanish)

Recommended Immunizations for Adults by age and by health condition (English)

Recommended Immunizations for Adults by age and by health condition (Spanish)