2012 News Releases

Department of Behavioral & Community Health

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June 29, 2012        Print version

Children's Immunization Clinic Introduces Appointment Scheduling


Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Health has announced changes to its Children's Immunization Clinics to better meet residents’ needs. Starting July 1st, the Children's Immunization Clinics will be operated on an appointment based system to reduce waiting times at the clinics.

The Children’s Immunization Clinics are particularly busy during the summer months as parents prepare for the "Back to School" season and bring their children for the necessary immunizations required for school. The previous system of "first come, first serve" led to longer waiting times for families.

"Offering families the ability to schedule their children's immunizations reduces the amount time families have to spend in the waiting room, making it even easier to get the immunizations done," said Commissioner of Health Dr. Michael C. Caldwell, MD, MPH. "Making our immunization process more efficient helps us to continue to improve the childhood immunization rate here in Dutchess County and helps ensure we remain one of the healthiest counties in New York State."

Families will now also be able to send appointment requests via e-mail at Clinics@DutchessNY.gov as well as receive e-mail and text reminders of upcoming scheduled appointments.

Dutchess County's Children's Immunization Clinics are held at the Dutchess County Department of Health, 387 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Dutchess County Immunization Program at (845) 486-3409 or Clinics@DutchessNY.gov.




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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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