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Vaccine Appointments

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.

 Sign-up for an Appointment at Dutchess County PODs

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 onceLearn more about the form.

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Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Vaccination Centers

Dutchess County PODs Info

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health has two Points of Dispensing (POD) 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.

Dutchess County is currently using a randomized, computer-generated process to assign vaccination appointments to eligible residents at County-operated PODs. 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.

Dutchess County residents who are 65 or older, or those who do not have internet access should:

  • Call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at (845) 486-3555.
    • Select Option 1 to hear the weekly vaccine allocation updates;
    • THEN select Option 2 to be connected to the Office for the Aging and be added to the notification list.
  • You will be called when an appointment is available to you.

Current Status as of 3/2/2021

In response to County Executive Molinaro’s continued advocacy for more vaccine, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) will receive a significant increase in vaccine this week – just over 4,000 doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine – to vaccinate those over 65 years old, individuals with health conditions, and essential workers at the JCPenney and Dover Point of Dispensing (POD) sites by appointment only.

Eligible individuals have been randomly selected for this week's appointments via a computer-generated process from the current list of more than 44,000 people who have completed the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form OR in coordination with essential worker employers.

Additionally, we are partnering with some of the area’s largest healthcare providers – Caremount Medical, Premiere Medical Group, and Sun River Health – to vaccinate homebound and medically frail senior citizens.

No scheduling link will be posted. PLEASE DO NOT CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT! Representatives from the County Health Department, Caremount, Premiere, or Sun River Health will reach out directly by phone or email to schedule appointments.

All appointments should be considered tentative and are subject to cancellation if Dutchess County does not receive expected allocation. 

Second Dose Appointments

Scheduling for second dose appointments will occur at the vaccination site as both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for full effectiveness

Other Vaccination Sites

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 Sponsored Sites

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:

 

Pharmacies

Pharmacies have begun receiving very limited vaccine 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.

 

Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Urgent Care, or Amulatory Care Providers

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 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.

Physicians Networks and Practice Groups

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.  

 

Veterans Affairs Hospitals and Clinics

The Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering vaccination appointments to VA health care personnel as well as veterans who:

  • Are age 65 and older;
  • Have underlying health conditions;
  • Are homeless, OR
  • Are essential frontline workers

 

About the Dutchess County Vaccine Information Request Form

I signed up at www.DutchessNY.gov/VaccineInfoForm, now what happens?

  • You have been added to the County’s notification list.
  • You will be advised when we have an appointment at a County POD site that we can offer to you.
  • Appointments will be allocated based on the number of doses available to the County for the specific date. A computer-generated, randomized process will be used to select names of those who meet current State eligibility criteria. For example, if the County receives 600 doses, 600 eligible individuals on the list will be notified about appointments.
  • Appointment offers are NOT transferable. If you completed the form on behalf of someone else, it must be their name and eligibility information.    
    • For example, if John Smith is submitting the form for his mother Mary Smith – it must be Mary’s information on the form (name, date of birth, etc).
    • If John would also like to be on the list as an eligible individual, he must complete a separate form for himself.
  • Please be aware that it will likely be many weeks or months before you are notified about an appointment, based on the current supply distribution. The County has been receiving 600-700 doses per week, while there are well over 100,000 eligible residents.
  • Additionally, you will receive weekly updates about other vaccine providers, including pharmacies, in Dutchess County who have received vaccine doses from the State that week. We understand you may wish to continue looking for other available appointments as it will likely take a while before you are notified about an available appointment at one of the County sites.

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.


I don’t have internet access to complete the form, what do I do?

Eligible Seniors, or those who do not have internet access should:

  • Call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at (845) 486-3555.
    • Select Option 1 to hear the weekly vaccine allocation updates;
    • THEN select Option 2 to be connected to the Office for the Aging and added to the notification list.
  • You will be notified by phone when an appointment is available to you.
  • You can also call each week to hear the updates about other vaccine provider options.