This page contains updates about vaccine appointment availability at Dutchess County PODs as well as other vaccine providers in Dutchess County, including pharmacies, that have received allocations from the State.
As vaccinations continue, all residents are reminded to continue with coronavirus safety measures – wearing a face mask, frequent hand washing and physical distancing – to stop the spread of COVID-19.
To be added to the list of eligible candidates and be notified when an appointment is avaialble for you at a Dutchess County POD location, you MUST complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Information Request Form. You only need to complete this form once. Learn more about the form.
Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) is currently using a randomized, computer-generated process to assign vaccination appointments to eligible residents at County-operated sites. To be notified about appointments at these sites, please complete the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form (Learn more about the form). When an appointment is available to you, you will be contacted directly by phone or email by Dutchess County personnel.
Fixed Points of Dispensing (PODs)
DBCH is operating two Fixed Points of Dispensing (PODs) Vaccination Centers – at the former JCPenney store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria and at the former CVS, 3081 Route 22, Dover. These sites are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
DBCH also hosts Pop-up Vaccination Sites in various locations across the County to better reach all residents. Pop-up sites are also BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. See the Current Status below for information on locations.
Be sure to have completed the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form to be notified about available appointments.
DBCH continues to partner with area primary care providers and other local organizations to vaccinate eligible individuals as well as homebound and medically frail seniors. These are also BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. See the current status below for location information.
For Dutchess County residents without internet access or who are age 60 or older:
For those needing language assistance:
Scheduling for second dose appointments will occur at the vaccination site as both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for full effectiveness.
This week, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) is slated to receive 2,200 doses of Moderna vaccine from New York State.
We will be vaccinating those ages 18 and older, individuals with health conditions, and essential workers, with Moderna vaccine at our JCPenney and Dover Points of Dispensing (POD) sites by appointment only.
In accordance with CDC and FDA guidance to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, DBCH will not be administering J&J vaccine until those federal health and safety agencies evaluate next steps. The planned vaccination events at Arlington High School in LaGrange and the American Legion in Millerton this week have been cancelled. PLEASE NOTE: If you were scheduled for an appointment at either the Arlington High School or Millerton Community Pop-up, you will be receiving a cancellation notice. Please CHECK YOUR EMAIL for other vaccine appointment opportunities at our JCPenney and Dover Fixed PODs this week and next, where Moderna vaccine will be administered.
We also continue to partner with area primary care providers to vaccinate homebound and medically frail senior citizens as well as all other eligible individuals. Additionally, we are partnering with local colleges with doses allocated by New York State. These events are also by appointment only.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT! County representatives will reach out directly by phone or email to schedule appointments with those who have completed the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form.
All appointments should be considered tentative and are subject to cancellation if Dutchess County does not receive expected allocation.
The following is information about vaccination options throughout the county in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidance. The 'current status' for each type of site is updated weekly.
New York State vaccination sites are open to all eligible individuals.
The closest state sponsored sites to Dutchess County are the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, SUNY Orange in Middletown, Westchester County Center in White Plains, and SUNY Albany.
To find out about available appointments at these sites:
Pharmacies can now vaccinate all eligible individuals. Residents can check with their local pharmacy or the pharmacy’s website for information.
PLEASE NOTE: The following list includes vaccine allocation sent to various locations by New York State. There are numerous other locations receiving vaccine doses from the Federal government (CVS, Stop & Shop, Tops Pharmacy, etc.). For a list of pharmacies receiving Federal vaccine allocation, visit the CDC's pharmacy program website.
These facilities are vaccinating any eligible recipient as per NYS guidance.
Federal Qualified Health Centers located in Dutchess County:
Sun River Health - Amenia, Beacon, Dover, Poughkeepsie
Vaccine information & appointment webpage
Family Practice Center - Hyde Park
Vaccine information & appointment webpage
Hudson Valley Regional Community Health Center - Poughkeepsie
(845) 473-8856, call for information and appointments. Visit the website.
Doctors’ offices have begun receiving limited vaccine from New York State. These offices will notify patients for appointments as supply is available.
The Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering vaccination appointments to VA health care personnel as well as all veterans eligible to receive care from the VA, regardless of age or other criteria.
Volunteers needed: The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at Castle Point VA Hospital is looking for volunteer drivers to help bring Dutchess County veterans to and from doctor appointments at the Castle Point VA Hospital in the Town of Wappinger. Volunteers will pick up veterans from their homes, wait for the veteran to complete their doctor visit, and then return them to their home. Scheduling is flexible, but one or two days per week availability is preferred. Government vehicles are provided. For more information call Voluntary Services at Castle Point VA Hospital at (845) 831-2000 ext. 215135 or Tony Matragrano at (845) 831-2000 ext. 215282.
PLEASE NOTE: You only need to complete this form ONCE. Your information will be saved week-to-week. If you make a mistake or need to update your information, please resubmit the form; only the most recent submission will be used.
Eligible Seniors, or those who do not have internet access should: