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Individuals who are in Phase 1a or 1b of the New York State’s Phased Distribution Plan are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID-19 vaccine remains in very limited supply and demand far exceeds supply. Governor Cuomo estimates it will take 7 months to vaccinate the current eligible groups (approximately 7 million people) based on projected supply. New York receives approximately 250,000 to 300,000 doses each week, which then is distributed throughout the state.
This page provides information about vaccination options in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidance.
The current status is updated each week as New York State provides notice of vaccine allocation for various Dutchess County locations.
New York State vaccination sites are open to all Phase 1a and 1b eligible individuals.
The closest state sponsored sites to Dutchess County are Westchester County Center and SUNY Albany.
To find out about available appointments at these sites:
The County has two POD locations – at the former JCPenney store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria and Dover High School. These sites are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Appointments for County POD locations must be made online. Appointment availability is dependent on vaccine supply. New appointment sign-ups are opened as the County receives confirmation of vaccine supply from New York State. Appointment sign-ups are posted on this page.
Residents can sign up to receive email notification when new appointments are opened. Appointments fill very quickly once they are posted as supply is limited.
As per NYS guidance, local health departments are to prioritize Phase 1b essential workers (such as police, fire, teachers, public transit workers).
Pharmacies have begun receiving very limited vaccines doses from New York State. As per NYS guidance, pharmacies are only vaccinating people 65 years and older. Residents can check with their local pharmacy or the pharmacy’s website for information.
These facilities are currently prioritizing 1A population as per NYS guidance, but may vaccinate any eligible recipient.
Federal Qualified Health Centers located in Dutchess County:
Sun River Health - Amenia, Beacon, Dover, Poughkeepsie
Vaccine information & appointment page: https://www.sunriver.org/covidvaccine/
Family Practice Center - Hyde Park
Vaccine information & appointment page: https://institute.org/covid19vaccine/#schedule
Doctors’ offices have not yet begun receiving vaccine from New York State. As per NYS guidance, these physician groups will only be vaccinating people 65 years and older when they initially receive vaccine. Physician groups will notify their patients as vaccinations are available.
The Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering vaccination appointments to VA health care personnel as well as veterans who:
New York State is currently distributing COVID-19 vaccines, as part of its phased plan, to high-risk priority population groups. Learn more about who is currently eligible on the State’s website.
You can also check your eligibility on the State's "Am I Eligible?" application. The application will ask for information such as your name, where you live, and what you do for a living. If you are in a priority group currently eligible for vaccination, the site will show you the locations of nearby health care providers who can give you the vaccine.
If it’s not yet your turn, you can check back anytime to find out when the time is right.
Eligible individuals in phase 1a of the State's plan include:
Governor Cuomo announced that individuals in Phase 1b are eligible for vaccination starting Monday, January 11th: