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