My Vaccine Record

Parents, Guardians & Individuals

Welcome. It is important for children and adults to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Health Department's Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) collects New Yorkers' immunization records to help ensure that people receive life-saving vaccines, to monitor vaccination rates and to protect public health. The New York City Health Code and New York State law require that health care providers report immunizations given to everyone under 19 years of age. Immunizations may also be reported for adults with their consent.

Request a Record

Individuals, parents and legal guardians can access official immunization records from the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) and see which vaccines are due now. You can search for your and/or your child's immunization record by visiting My Vaccine Record online.

At this time, only IDNYC cardholders can search for immunization records online. IDNYC is a government-issued identification card that is available to all New York City residents age 14 years and older, regardless of immigration status. It is accepted as an official ID to access services and programs offered by City agencies. For more information on how to get an IDNYC card, click here.

If you are a parent, guardian or other person in parental or custodial relation to the child, and your child's health care provider has listed you as the parent/guardian in the CIR, you may access your child's record. Each time your child gets vaccinated, be sure to ask your child's provider to update or confirm the parent/guardian contact information in the CIR.

Most immunization records in the CIR were reported by New York City health care providers. Most records are for people born in New York City after 1995.

To view instructions on accessing records online, visit My Vaccine Record, then click the tab, “Accessing Records”. A list of FAQs are located in My Vaccine Record.

If you cannot use My Vaccine Record, you may still be able to get records. Mail or fax the completed Immunization Record Request Application (PDF)
Other Languages: [Español] [简体字] [中文] [Русский] to the CIR. You may also call 311 to request a copy of the application (PDF). Record requests take approximately two weeks to process.

If no record is found or a record without immunizations is found in the CIR, the applicant is told immediately and encouraged to contact their health care provider to request that the immunization history and future immunizations be reported to the CIR. In addition, applicants will be offered the opportunity to enroll into the CIR.

Enroll in the CIR

Parents or guardians may enroll or update their child or an individual may enroll in the Citywide Immunization Registry by completing and mailing the Child Enrollment/Update form and attaching a clear copy of their child's Lifetime Health Record or other immunization card.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I enroll myself or my child in the immunization registry?
    Complete the Immunization Record Enrollment/Update Form (PDF)
    Other Languages: [Español] [简体字] [中文] [Русский], or call 311 to request a copy of the form.
  2. If I cannot use the My Vaccine Record online application, how can I inquire about my child's or my own immunization history?
    Parents or guardians may request immunization records for their child or for themselves by completing the Immunization Record Request Application (PDF)
    Other Languages: [Español] [简体字] 中文] [Русский], or call 311 to request a copy of the form.
  3. I (or my child) was not born in New York City. Can I still access the immunization records?
    Your or your child's New York City health care provider will need a copy of the immunization history to add the records to the CIR. Contact your or your child's previous health care provider, or the last school you or your child attended for your immunization records. The state where you previously lived may also have your records in its Immunization Registry.

    If you or your child are from New York State and now you live in New York City, the immunization record may already be in the CIR. Contact your or your child's previous health care provider, the last school you or your child attended, the New York State Department of Health, or your local (county) Health Department for your immunization records.
  4. How can I add, change or update my or my child’s information?
    Complete the Immunization Record Enrollment/Update Form (PDF)
    Other Languages: [Español] [简体字] [中文] [Русский], or call 311 to request a copy of the form.
  5. Is the CIR immunization record an official record?
    The immunization record from the CIR is official and may be submitted to child care centers, schools, camps and employers. The CIR record will show all immunizations reported by New York City health care providers. To add, change or update a record, complete the Immunization Record Enrollment/Update Form (PDF)
    Other Languages: [Español] [简体字] [中文] [Русский], or call 311 to request a copy of the form.
  6. Who must report?
    The New York City Health Code and New York State law require that health care providers report immunizations given to everyone under 19 years of age. Immunizations may also be reported for adults with their consent.
  7. How do I get my provider to start reporting and/or accessing information in the Registry?
    Tell your provider that you want him/her to report your child's or your immunizations to the CIR. Urge him/her to call 311 for more information.
  8. Do we still need Lifetime Health Records?
    CIR records do not replace the individual- or parent-maintained immunization record, such as the Lifetime Health Record (commonly known as the "yellow card"). The CIR encourages providers, individuals, parents and guardians to continue to use this record. If you or your child received vaccinations outside of New York City that are recorded on the card, you may request to add these vaccinations to the CIR record by completing the Immunization Record Enrollment/Update Form (PDF)
    Other Languages: [Español] [简体字] [中文] [Русский]. Call 311 to request a copy of the form.

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