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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free and available near you!

COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones and are widely available throughout our community. See our appointment resources for more information about making your appointment today!

Need help? Call the Dutchess County COVID Information Line at 845-486-3555.  Determine your eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine and register for an appointment here.

For Seniors, 60 years and older, seeking assistance or interested in learning more about in-home vaccinations, call the Dutchess County Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555. Learn more about the research behind COVID vaccine and other frequently asked question by viewing answers from health professionals.

Information on Booster Doses and Recipient Eligibitiy

News and Updates

Appointments

COVID-19 vaccines is widely available throughout our community. Contact your primary care physician for appointment opportunities or see appointment information for various locations below:

Note: Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children ages 12-17 

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health

  • Dutchess County Immunization Clinic, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    COVID-19 Vaccines available for individuals,
    12 years of age and older (Pfizer) 18years and older (Pfizer and Moderna offered)
    (1st and 2nd doses only offered)

    Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie
    Call for appointments: 845-486-3409 or 845-486-3533
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Poughkeepsie Galleria, Former JCPenney Site
    COVID-19 Vaccines available for individuals, 12 years of age and older (Pfizer) 18 years and older
    (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J offered, based on availability.)

    Upcoming scheduled dates include:
    Thursday, 10/21 from 4pm-7pm
    Saturday, 10/30 from 9am-12pm
    Thursday, 11/4 from 4pm-7pm
    Saturday, 11/13 from 9am-12pm
    Thursday, 11/18 from 4pm-7pm
  • Walk ins are welcome. You can also Determine your eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine and register for an appointment here.
  • Residents seeking a second or booster dose of vaccine must bring their CDC vaccination card.
  • Boosters (3rd dose) are currently only approved by the FDA for moderately and severely immune compromised individuals 12 years and older who received either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and completed their vaccination series at least 28 days ago.
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CVS (Including Target)

Rite Aid

  • Various locations currently offering Moderna or Pfizer
  • Visit riteaid.com for same day or next day appointment availability
  • Option to schedule a second dose or third (booster) doses available by walk-in
  • Website: Rite Aid Scheduler

Walgreens

Other Pharmacies

Beekman Pharmacy

2540 Rt 55, Poughquag NY 12570
Phone: 845-724-3200
Website: https://www.beekmanpharmacy.com/
Third (booster) doses available

Pine Plains Pharmacy

2965 Church Street, Pine Plains NY 12567
Phone: 518-398-5588
Third (booster) doses available

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

1004 Main Street, Building 554, Fishkill NY 12524
Phone: 845-897-0636
Website: https://fishkill.medicineshoppe.com/
Third (booster) doses available

Millbrook Pharmacy LLC

3272 Franklin Ave, Millbrook NY 12545
Phone: 845-677-3131
Website: https://www.themillbrookpharmacy.com/

Tops Pharmacy

Website: https://www.topsmarkets.com/Covid19Vaccinations/

Price Chopper Pharmacy

Website: https://www.pricechopper.com/covidvaccine/new-york/

Walmart Pharmacy

Website: https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302
Third (booster) doses available

Pulse-MD Urgent Care

900 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-204-9270
Website: https://pulse-mdurgentcare.com/covid-19-services/

Sun River Health

Offering appointments in Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Dover and more
Phone: 845-790-7990
Website: https://www.sunriver.org/covidvaccine/

CareMountMedical

2515 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-471-3111
Visit caremountmedical.com for appointment availability
Option to schedule only a second dose or third (booster) dose
Includes pediatric appointments

Children’s Medical Group

104 Fulton Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-452-1700
Website: https://www.childrensmedgroup.com/
Third (booster) doses available
 

Bambini Pediatrics

207 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-249-2510
Website: https://www.bambini-peds.com/
Third (booster) doses available

New York State-Operated Vaccination Locations

Various locations currently offering Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson
Visit Am I Eligible for appointment and walk-in information

 

 

 

COVID-19 Booster Doses

Booster doses are now FDA approved for limited populations, based on vaccine brandsBooster doses are intended to be the same brand of vaccine as your original dose 

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?

If your initial vaccination was Pfizer:

 Pfizer booster shots are approved by the FDA for the following populations:

  • Moderately and severely immune compromised individuals 12 years and older who received Pfizer vaccine and completed their vaccination series at least 28 days ago
  • Individuals 65 years of age and older; at least 6 months after completion of vaccination series 
  • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19, at least 6 months after completion of vaccination series; and 
  • Individuals 18 through 64 years of age whose frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19 including severe COVID-19. Examples include: health care worker, teachers, day care staff, grocery workers, and those in homeless shelters or prisons, etc, must be at least 6 months after completion of vaccination series 

Resource: New York State Department of Health-Pfizer Booster Dosing Health Advisory 
 

If your initial vaccination was Moderna:  

Moderna booster shots are approved by the FDA for the following populations::

  • Moderately and severely immune compromised individuals 18 years and older who received the Moderna vaccine and completed their vaccination series at least 28 days ago
  • Not currently approved for any additional groups 

If your initial vaccination was J&J:

  • Not currently FDA approved for booster doses 

According to the New York State Department of Health, “Due to insufficient data at this time, the EUA amendment for an additional dose does not apply to the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and does not support use of additional mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose after a single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination.” It is expected that the FDA will revisit booster approval for people that received the Johnson & Johnson vaccines as more data becomes available.

 

How do I get a COVID-19 booster shot?

Community providers including pharmacies and primary care providers have appointments and walk-in availability.

Booster doses are also available at Dutchess County clinics, find dates, locations, and time under the “Appointments” section of this page.

Consult with your physician to discuss the benefits of an additional dose of an mRNA vaccine and to request documentation of your eligibility as this may be required by some vaccination sites.


When will booster shots be available to the general public?

At this time, the FDA has decided against approval for booster shots for the general public based on current information and data. The FDA is expected to continue to review new data related to boosters as it becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Check out this video resource guide as health professionals answer some of the most common questions and concerns. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC. Source: greaterthancovid.org

How do we know the COVID vaccines are safe

Why do we need a COVID vaccine

Do I have to pay to get vaccinated

Do the COVID Vaccines use a live vaccine

How did we get the COVID vaccine so fast

What you need to know about the COVID vaccines and new variants

What about side effects from the COVID vaccines

Do I need to get vaccinated if I had COVID

Do the COVID vaccines change your DNA

Can having COVID affect fertility

Can pregnant women get the COVID vaccine

Faith communities and the COVID vaccines

Watch more videos as Black and Latinx health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Also see videos in Spanish. Read bios of the health care workers featured in these videos. This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medicalprofessional and reflect information available to that professional at the time of filming. Always consult a health care providerfor any personal health decisions. 

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