National Infant Immunization Week is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start

Westchester County Department of Health provides free immunizations by appointment in its White Plains and Yonkers clinics to children and students of all ages, as well as adults, who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn’t cover vaccines.

Regulations for school admissions require schools to more closely scrutinize children’s immunization records, and could result in children not being allowed to start or continue in school if immunizations are not current. Ask your healthcare provider which vaccines your children need. The meningococcal vaccine is required for all 7th and 12th graders, and students also must get vaccines to protect against whooping cough, measles and mumps.

Health Navigators available through the Health Department can help families and individuals sign up for the health insurance they need. Those without a regular doctor can learn where to go for ongoing primary care. For more information, call (914) 995-6350.


Vaccinations protect you and those around you from serious diseases. The Westchester County Department of Health provides vaccines for specific diseases that affect infants, children, adolescents and adults. These vaccines are also available through public and private health care providers. Make sure you and your family are up-to-date on your vaccinations. Remember, vaccines aren't just for kids. Adults need them, too. View the current Center for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended immunization schedules.

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Where can I get vaccinated?
Most private health insurance plans cover the cost of recommended vaccines. Check with your insurance provider on your coverage and where you and your children can get vaccinated. 

The Westchester County Department of Health has no-cost vaccine clinics for those who don’t have health insurance that covers the cost of vaccines. All recommended childhood vaccines, as well as several adult vaccines, are available. Call 914-995-5800 to schedule an appointment in Yonkers or White Plains.