Immunization Program

Purpose


To help reduce the likelihood of vaccine-preventable diseases by helping assure children, seniors, and everyone in between receives the vaccines they need.

Public Clinics


Provide routine immunizations for uninsured and under insured persons 2 months of age and older. Three clinics are held each month at the County Office Building. Persons with insurance will be referred to their primary care provider.

Appointments


Visits are by appointment. Schedule an appointment by calling 607-753-5028.
 

What to Bring to Immunization Visit


Bring your insurance card if advised to do so at the time an appointment is made. Your immunization record, this is a record that was given to you in which the doctor's office or clinic has written the immunizations that were given. An immunization record is started when a child receives his/her first vaccination and should be updated at each vaccination visit.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

Bring your insurance card if advised to do so at the time an appointment is made.

Immunization Recommendations for Healthcare Workers


Healthcare workers are at risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Therefore, maintenance of immunity is an essential part of prevention and infection control. For more information view the Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations (PDF).

Public Influenza (Flu) Clinics


For general information about flu, the vaccine and who should receive it, and to find a flu vaccination clinic in your area, visit the Health Map Vaccine Finder website.

Influenza is a serious disease, and people of any age can get it. In an average year, the flu causes 36,000 deaths and more than 200,000 hospitalizations in the United States. The "flu season" in the United States is usually from November through April each year. During this time, flu viruses are circulating in the population. An annual flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal-spray) is the best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu.

Public Flu Clinic Schedules


Flu vaccination clinics are usually scheduled in the Fall of every year. Information about dates, times and locations will be posted on the website, as the schedule becomes available.

Cost


The fee is set each year, based on the cost of the vaccine.

Pneumococcal Disease


Learn more about pneumococcal disease and what adults should be vaccinated against it, visit the CDC website.

Vaccines for Travel


Travel vaccines are not provided at the immunization clinic.

A travel clinic is located in Dryden, New York at:
Family Practice Associates of Dryden
83 Lewis Street
Dryden, NY 13053
607-844-8201

Find more information about travel immunization view Immunizations for Travelers (PDF).

New York School Entrance Requirements

 
View the 2016-2017 New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance.

View the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book). The pink book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases.

Healthy People 2020 Goal


The New York State Immunization Program, in conjunction with the Healthy People Year 2010 goals, seeks to meet or exceed a 90% statewide immunization coverage level for two-year-old children. The National Immunization Survey indicates that only 66.6% of children in New York, excluding New York City, are age-appropriately immunized by the age of 24 months.

Additional Resources for Immunization Information


Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, & Exchange (AFIX)


AFIX is a quality improvement strategy to raise immunization coverage levels. The approach provides a quality assurance measure for public and private immunization providers, presents an excellent educational opportunity, encourages private and public partnerships, and increases awareness among immunization providers.

The immunization program provides these provider-based immunization assessments to measure immunization coverage levels of two-year-olds and adolescents, and then provide helpful feedback. A written report is prepared and shared with the office that outlines coverage levels and suggested interventions to improve and sustain the levels. Many local offices have participated in these assessments. Call the Immunization Program at 607-753-5028 if your office is interested.