Flu Vaccine

flu shotFlu 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.

At this time, there are no public flu vaccination clinics scheduled. You may contact your doctor or pharmacy for flu vaccine availability.

Click here for more information on Influenza (Flu).

Download Influenza forms:

For flu Clinic Information, please call (845) 808-1390

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.

Please check with your school district for information about the flu vaccination clinics.
Click here for more information on Influenza (Flu).

New School Immunization Requirements 2019
















New School Immunization Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

Please view all of the below FAQs. Each document contains different questions.

FAQ Issued June 18, 2019
FAQ Issued July 22, 2019
FAQ Issued August 16, 2019
FAQ Issued October 4, 2019

For more information regarding the regulation changes, please visit the NYSDOH immunization website.


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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.

Adult Immunizations

adult immunizationsMeningococcal, 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.

Child Immunizations

childimmunizationOur 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).

Pertussis/Tdap Vaccine

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.

NYS Immunization Requirements for School 2019-20

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

travelThe 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.

Click here for more information about travel immunizations.
If you have any questions, please call (845) 808-1390.


Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Program

migrant workerThe 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

USA_recommended_immunizations_for_children_2013These 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



Immunization Resources


New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Immunization

NYSDOH Seasonal Influenza

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vaccine and Immunizations

CDC Seasonal Influenza

CDC Immunization Schedules