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Influenza Vaccination Reporting in NYSIIS Returns to Protocols Prior to COVID-19

Health care providers are no longer required to report influenza vaccinations in the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) within a 24-hour period, as previously required. This reporting requirement ended in late June 2021 with the expiration of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders (EOs). However, providers must still report COVID-19 vaccinations within a 24-hour timeframe.

Providers should adhere to the following NYSIIS requirements:

  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, health care providers will be required to report to the Department of Health (DOH) all vaccines administered to persons less than 19 years of age and their immunization histories if not previously reported.
  • Pharmacists and registered nurses are required to enter immunizations to persons 19 years of age and older into NYSIIS with their consent.
  • Health care providers may enter immunizations to persons 19 years of age and older into NYSIIS with their consent.
  • Submission of accurate vaccination information to NYSIIS within 14 days of shots administered is required in a format approved by the DOH Bureau of Immunization.
  • Authorization is granted to health care providers administering immunizations to person under 19 years of age in New York City (NYC) to continue reporting to the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR).
  • Authorization is granted to NYC to operate the CIR and exchange data with NYSIIS.

To learn more about NYSIIS reporting, click here. LeadingAge NY will keep members informed if this changes during the winter months or if new EOs are issued that require additional or expedited reporting in NYSIIS.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342