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

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Vaccinations protect you and those around you from serious diseases. All parents and guardians should make sure that they and their children are up-to-dates on vaccines. Updated 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. Pregnant women should speak to their healthcare provider about vaccinations that can protect them and their baby from illnesses like whooping cough and flu. Breastfeeding also helps protect newborns before they are old enough to be fully vaccinated since breastfeeding passes along antibodies that provide short-term protection for babies until they are ready for their own vaccines.

Childhood and Adult Vaccination Clinics
The Westchester County Department of Health offers no-cost Immunization 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 at one of our clinics in White Plains or Yonkers. If you are not eligible for vaccinations through our clinics, you can receive them through pharmacies, as well as public and private health care providers. View the current Center for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended immunization schedules.

COVID Vaccinations
COVID vaccinations are recommended for everyone six months and older to protect against serious illness. We are now offering the updated monovalent COVID vaccine at our Health Department immunization clinics to children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program and adults who are not insured or are underinsured through the Bridge Access Program. If you meet this criteria, you can make an appointment at one of our clinics by calling (914) 995-5800.

If you have health insurance, you are able to get the updated COVID vaccine at places where you would normally go to get vaccines, such as at pharmacies and medical provider offices. Use the Vaccine Finder Tool to schedule a COVID vaccine near you. 

Need Health Insurance?
Health Navigators available through the Health Department can help families and individuals sign up for the health insurance they need. If you would like assistance with enrolling in a health insurance plan that fits your needs and budget, contact our Health Insurance Navigator Program for free help at or call (914) 995-6350, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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