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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:

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health

Dutchess County Immunization Clinic - Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only.
Call for appointments: 845-486-3455

  • 5 years and older (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J offered)
  • First, Second, Third (or booster) vaccinations based on individual’s eligibility.

Poughkeepsie Galleria, former JCPenney lower level
2001 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie
No Clinics Scheduled at this time 

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
    Pediatric doses available


Other Pharmacies

Beekman Pharmacy

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

Pine Plains Pharmacy

2965 Church Street, Pine Plains NY 12567
Phone: 518-398-5588
Third (booster) doses available
Pediatric doses available

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

1004 Main Street, Building 554, Fishkill NY 12524
Phone: 845-897-0636
Third (booster) doses available
Pediatric 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
Pediatric doses available


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
Pediatric doses available

Children’s Medical Group

104 Fulton Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-452-1700
Third (booster) doses available
Pediatric doses available 

Bambini Pediatrics

207 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-249-2510
Third (booster) doses available
Pediatric doses available 

Premier Pediatrics

The Atrium Suite 302, 1 Webster Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-454-4200
Pediatric 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




Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

What are the CDC Recommendations for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine?

Children 6 months to 17 years can now get Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. 
CDC's COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for children 6 months to 17 years of age 

COVID-19 vaccine safety in children and teens 

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 dose by age?

Child's Age Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna J&J/Janssen
6 months - 4 years old 3 dose primary series 2 dose primary series Not authorized
5 years old 2 dose primary series 2 dose primary series Not authorized
6 - 17 years old 2 dose primary series Not authorized Not authorized

Where can I get a Pediatric Dose?
Dutchess County is working with area pediatricians and pharmacies to ensure pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available throughout the community. 
Dr. Neal Smoller hosts pediatric clinics throughout the community. Click here for full list of pediatric clinics provided by Dr. Neal Smoller

Full list of COVID-19 vaccine locations - Pediatric locations noted on applicable providers


COVID-19 Booster Doses

Eligibility Guidance

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?

  • All individuals 12 years of age and older at least five months after completion of the primary vaccination series of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or at least two months after completion of primary vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
    • Individuals ages 12-17 are eligible for Pfizer booster only
    • For some immunocompromised children aged 5-11 years old, the CDC now recommends an additional dose of the Pfizer vaccine to complete the primary series for a total of three doses.
  • Vaccine cards are required for proof of original doses

Which brand am I eligible for?

  • Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose:
    For example, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recipients 18 years of age and older may receive a single booster dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (half dose) or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, at least two months after receiving their primary Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Pfizer & Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccines are now heterologous (or “mix and match”).  If you received one of these two versions for your first two doses, you may receive the same or other version as a third dose.
  • New York State DOH recommends that you only change vaccines if one or the other is not available in your area. If there is availability, it is preferred to get a booster of the original series you have completed.

How do I get a COVID-19 booster shot?

  • Community providers including pharmacies and primary care providers have appointments and walk-in availability.
  • Booster doses are also available at Dutchess County clinics, find dates, locations, and time under the “Appointments” section of this page.
  • Consult with your physician to discuss the benefits of an additional dose of an mRNA vaccine and to request documentation of your eligibility as this may be required by some vaccination sites.

Should I get a 2nd vaccine booster? 
CDC has updated its recommendations and certain groups or situations are now eligible to get a 2nd COVID-19 booster. If you are eligible, it is up to you whether to get a 2nd booster right now, based on the benefits and risks of a 2nd booster.Your healthcare provider can help you review your options.

Right now, you are eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 booster if you:

  • Are 50 years of age or older and got your 1st booster at least 4 months ago
  • Are 12 years of age or older, and are moderately or severely immunocompromised and got your 1st booster at least 4 months ago
  • Are 18 years of age or older and got 2 doses of J&J/Janssen vaccine at least 4 months ago

CDC continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 5 and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting an initial booster when eligible for ages 12 and above.

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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