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Immunizations

Immunizations are not just for kids!

Keeping your vaccinations up-to-date, especially if you travel is an important part of keeping you and your loved ones healthy.  Talk to your healthcare provider to find out what vaccines you need.

Visit our Flu & Pneumonia page to learn how you can protect yourself and your family against seasonal influenza and pneumonia.

If your provider does not have a vaccine you need, call us at 845-486-3402 or visit the Vaccine Finder to find vaccines near you.

Recommended Vaccines By Age

Vaccinations for babies birth-two and pregnant women

Vaccines give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children against 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old. 

Every dose is important in order to protect against infectious life-threatening diseases like the flumeasles and whooping cough (pertussis). 

Provide your child with the best protection by following the recommended immunization schedule, giving your baby every vaccine they need, on time!  Recommended Vaccine Schedule

Pregnant?  Make sure you have the vaccines you need to protect yourself and your baby.  Get your flu shot every year and the Tdap vaccine with every pregnancy to protect against whooping cough, a highly contagious life threatening respiratory disease for infants or toddlers.

Where can I get more information?

The following are helpful resources for determining what vaccines are right for you.  You should also talk with your healthcare provider about your immunization needs.  You can also email the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health or call 845-486-3535.  Clinic Schedule.

CDC: Finding and Paying for Vaccines: Vaccines For Children (VFC) program

World Health Organization: What are some of the myths – and facts – about vaccination?

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP): Vaccine Education Center

American Academy of Pediatrics

Preparing for school means gathering supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. 

Where can I get more information? 

The following are helpful resources for determining what vaccines are right for you.  You should also talk with your healthcare provider about your immunization needs.  You can also email the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health or call 845-486-3535.  Clinic Schedule.

Off to the Future, Means Vaccines Too!  Vaccinations for Young Adults 19-26 years old

Getting ready for college means making sure you are up to date on your vaccines – both to protect yourself and others around you.  Some diseases spread quickly in settings like college dorms and classrooms.  Many colleges and universities have vaccination entry requirements.

Everyone age 6 months and older should have a flu shot every year.  And every adult should get the Tdap vaccine once to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster every 10 years.  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for young women and men who have not previously been vaccinated.  Meningococcal vaccine is recommended for students who will be living in dorms.  Your need for other vaccines depends on factors such as your childhood vaccination history, travel plans, personal health status, and risks.

Where can I get more information? 

The following are helpful resources for determining what vaccines are right for you.  You should also talk with your healthcare provider about your immunization needs.  You can also email Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health or call (845) 486-3535.  Clinic Schedule.

Visit CDC’s website on adult vaccination:  CDC quiz - Find out which vaccines are for you

Use the Healthmap Vaccine Finder to find vaccines

View more information on adult vaccines and the Affordable Care Act

Not Just for Kids! Vaccines are Important for All Ages!

Many adults don’t realize they still need protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.   Keeping up with your vaccinations is especially important for older adults, and for those who have asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease, or anyone who has close contact with the very young, the very old, people with weakened immune systems, and those who cannot be vaccinated. 

Everyone should have a flu shot every year.  Adults should get the Tdap vaccine once to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years. Additional vaccinations, such as shingles, pneumococcal, hepatitis, and HPV, depend on one’s age, occupation, travel, risk factors, and health status.

Where can I get more information?
The following are helpful resources for determining what vaccines are right for you.  You should also talk with your healthcare provider about your immunization needs. 

You can also email the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health or call (845) 486-3535.  Clinic Schedule.

Visit CDC’s website on adult vaccination and take the CDC quiz to find out which vaccines are for you.

Use the Healthmap Vaccine Finder to find vaccines. 

View more information on adult vaccines and the Affordable Care Act