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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.

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.

News and Updates


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)
    Upcoming scheduled dates include:

    Thursday 9/23: 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Saturday 10/2: 9:00am-12:00pm 
    Thursday 10/7: 4:00pm-7:00pm
    Saturday 10/16: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Walk ins are welcome. 
  • 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.

CVS (Including Target)

Rite Aid

  • Various locations currently offering Moderna or Pfizer
  • Visit 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


Other Pharmacies

Beekman Pharmacy

2540 Rt 55, Poughquag NY 12570
Phone: 845-724-3200
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
Third (booster) doses available

Millbrook Pharmacy LLC

3272 Franklin Ave, Millbrook NY 12545
Phone: 845-677-3131

Tops Pharmacy


Price Chopper Pharmacy


Walmart Pharmacy

Third (booster) doses available

Pulse-MD Urgent Care

900 Route 376 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-204-9270

Sun River Health

Offering appointments in Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Dover and more
Phone: 845-790-7990


2515 South Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-471-3111
Visit 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
Third (booster) doses available

Bambini Pediatrics

207 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-249-2510
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

How do I get a COVID-19 booster shot?

Booster shots have been approved by the FDA for moderately and severely immune compromised individuals 12 years and older who received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and completed their vaccination series at least 28 days ago. Community providers included pharmacies and primary care providers have appointments and walk-in availability. Residents should consult with their physician to discuss the benefits of an additional dose of an mRNA vaccine and to request documentation of eligibility from a provider as this may be required by some vaccination sites.

If I got Johnson & Johnson vaccine, do I need a booster shot?

According to the New York State Department of Health guidance issued on August 16th, “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.”

When will booster shots be available to the general public?

The New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker has advised local health departments that “a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines will be needed to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong its durability, recognizing that many vaccines are associated with a reduction in protection over time, and acknowledging that additional vaccine doses could be needed to provide long lasting protection.” The FDA is presently reviewing this and is expected to issue guidance in the coming weeks to allow for vaccine booster doses. Reports indicate these boosters will be recommended at least 8 months following the completion of a vaccine series.

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:

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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