New School Immunization Requirements 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
Please view all of the below FAQs. Each document contains different questions.
For more information regarding the regulation changes, please visit the NYSDOH immunization website.
Flu season generally begins October and ends the following year at the end of May. Seasonal flu clinics provide flu vaccinations to residents of Putnam County.
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School-Based Flu Clinics
We also offer free influenza vaccine to all Putnam County school-age children in our school-based flu clinics. Partnering with the Board of Education, school administration, school nurses, and Parent/Teacher Organizations (PTO), we provide an annual school-based influenza vaccination program.
|School flu vaccination clinics scheduled for 2019:
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Our health department offers a variety of immunization programs, including:
- Vaccines for Children (VFC)
Adult Immunization Program
Migrant Immunization Program
Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program
Seasonal flu clinics are also conducted at various sites throughout the county. If you are not eligible for a funded program, we charge a nominal administrative fee, in addition to the cost of the vaccine for our immunization services. This fee may be waived, however, based on socioeconomic need. All county residents are vaccinated, regardless of ability to pay.
Please browse below to learn more about Immunization services offered by our department.
If you have any questions, please call (845) 808-1390.
Meningococcal, Td/Tdap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), and Seasonal Influenza vaccinations are offered to adults by appointment through regularly scheduled clinics.
College and Post-Secondary School Vaccine Requirements
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Varicella, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal vaccines are available to all adults in order to meet college admissions requirements and recommendations.
Hepatitis Immunization Initiative
The Hepatitis Immunization Initiative provides screening for high-risk individuals and offers Hepatitis A and B vaccines, as appropriate. New York State Department of Health provides free hepatitis vaccine for Correctional Facility inmates. Inmates are screened within 24 hours of admission in the correctional facility health center. This initiative also includes health department follow-up on all cases of Perinatal Hepatitis B.
Click here for more information about vaccine safety and the importance of immunization.
Our department provides all recommended immunization services to Putnam County children through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.
Eligibility requirements for the VFC Program include:
- Age (birth up to 19 years)
- Insurance coverage (Medicaid or Medicaid-Managed Care Plan, American Indian or Alaskan Native children, children without health insurance, children seen at a Federally Qualified Health Center or a Rural Health Center and under-insured families whose health insurance does not cover immunizations).
- No child will be refused vaccination because of inability to pay.
- All persons attending immunization clinics are asked about insurance status and offered referrals to WIC, Child Health Plus, Medicaid and NYS Health Insurance as needed.
A state administration fee is required for each vaccine administered through VFC. The fee is based on income and household size and ranges from $0 to $17 per vaccine administered.
Morning, afternoon and evening clinics are conducted, by appointment at the Putnam County Department of Health Office (1 Geneva Road, Brewster).
The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and a cellular pertussis) vaccine targets “cocooning” infants against pertussis. Infants cannot complete their primary series of pertussis containing vaccines until they are 6 months old, so vaccinating the close contacts of newborns against pertussis, or “cocooning,” is recommended.
Click here for information about vaccine safety and the importance of immunization.
If you have any further questions, please call (845) 808-1332. Please check the school calendar or contact the school nurse for information about school-based clinics.
Travel Vaccine Program
The travel clinic is conducted one to two Friday mornings per month. In addition to the vaccines provided at the regularly scheduled immunization clinics, yellow fever, typhoid, polio and rabies vaccines are also provided. Travel clinic charges include the cost and administration fee for each vaccine, as well as a one-time $50 clinic fee.
Yellow Fever vaccine is not available at this time
CDC country specific information is given to all clients. Clients will receive education about preventing traveler’s diarrhea, insect carried diseases and other valuable travel information.
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Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Program
The Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) program services migrants working in horticulture specialties, with livestock, packing and sorting procedures in food processing, as well as in traditional farming and harvesting crops. Free adult vaccination is provided to this population, including spouses. We hold monthly evening clinics in the Village of Brewster to serve the MSFW population.
CDC Immunization Schedules
These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your child (birth through 6 years old) or adolescent (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, consult the catch-up schedule AND check with the doctor about getting back on track.
|Child Immunization Schedule
Catch-Up Immunization Schedule
Adult Immunization Schedule