Reporting to the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) per Executive Order 202.88

Tarrah Quinlan and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

Executive Order (EO) 202.88 requires both influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations be reported to the NYSIIS within twelve hours of administration of the vaccine. The EO overrides the previous requirement that adults older than 19 years old must sign a consent for their vaccine information to be placed in the NYSIIS. 

Currently, the Pharmacy Partnership for LTC pharmacies are responsible to submit the COVID-19 vaccination data in NYSIIS. 

Nursing homes and Assisted Living facilities ordering influenza vaccine inventory and administering the flu vaccine as of December 13, 2020 are responsible to enter this data into NYSIIS. Facilities are not responsible for retroactive administration of flu vaccine. 

Access to NYSIIS

Each individual provider responsible for entering the vaccine data into NYSIIS must have and/or complete the following steps:

  • Obtain a Health Commerce Account (HCS)
  • The HCS Coordinator at each facility can initiate new HCS accounts for designated staff
  • Complete NYSIIS training found on the NYS Public Website

ü  Video will describe how to log in and navigate the NYSIIS

ü  Registration is required (include the HCS account ID)

ü  Click on the NYSIIS Standard User Training

  • At the completion of the NYSIIS training, NYSIIS will send an email with access to NYSIIS to the individual user

NYSIIS staff reported access to a new NYSIIS account is 1-2 days


Tarrah Quinlan, RN, BSN
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operations
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15