The City maintains a record of immunizations administered in New York City to children and adolescents through age 18. All records are retained permanently.
Immunization records are available for children born in New York City after 1996, and for adolescent immunizations after 2005. In addition, the City may have a record of an immunization given to a child, adolescent, or adult if the vaccine was received in a City clinic after 1988.
As of January 1, 2015, New York City Health Department clinics will adopt new health insurance and billing practices in order to comply with State law and Medicaid rules. If you are 19 or older, immunization clinic staff members will ask for your health insurance information or a sliding scale fee based on your income and family size. If you do not have health insurance or cannot pay the fee, you will still get services. Your visit remains confidential.