Coronavirus Resources

Important Information for Our Community

(Updated 9.13.21)

County Update:

  • 755 Active Cases (9/11 data) 
  • 39 Hospitalizations
  • 478 Deaths
  • 5.11% Dutchess % Positive, 7-Day Average
  • 1,724 7-Day Average Tests Completed
  • 191,353 People with at least one Vaccine Dose
    • 65.2% of total population
    • 75.2% of 18+ population
  • 170,144 People with Completed Vaccine Series
    • 57.9% of total population
  • Vaccination rates by age group (at least one dose)
    • 12-15 = 52.2%
    • 16-25 = 60.9%
    • 26-34 = 63.0%
    • 35-44 = 71.4%
    • 45-54 = 68.3%
    • 55-64 = 84.1%
    • 65-74 = 97.2%
    • 75+ = 88.1%

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NY Forward Regional Dashboard

NYS Vaccine Tracker

Upcoming Clinic Opportunities

  • Dutchess County Immunization Clinic
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m - Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie
  • Village of Red Hook Hardscrabble Festival
    Saturday, September 18th, 11 a.m-1 p.m.
  • Hyde Park Community Day at Sun River RV
    Saturday, September 18th, 2:30 p.m-4:30 p.m.

Visit www.Dutchessny.gov/COVIDVaccine for complete information

 Other Updates

Back to School – Vaccination and Testing Initiative

The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DBCH) will host five regional testing and vaccination sites throughout September for school personnel, fulfilling the recent state mandate requiring all teachers, administrators, and other school employees submit to weekly COVID-19 testing unless they show proof of vaccination. The County is also planning to offer routine surveillance testing in every school in Dutchess County by October, utilizing grant funds. Utilizing a $5.6 million dollar grant awarded by the New York State Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases program, school districts will select vendors to provide full-service, in-school surveillance testing on a weekly basis for all unvaccinated staff and students whose parents consent to participate in the program. Learn more HERE.

The County’s September “Back to School” plan includes five testing and vaccination sites located throughout Dutchess County. Dr. Neil Smoller and his staff at Village Apothecary will provide rapid COVID-19 testing, as well as first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to all teachers and school personnel who work in a local P-12 school or live in Dutchess County. Booster doses will be available for those eligible per New York State regulations. Pre-registration is required for these events; school personnel can register at drneal.co/dutchess.

    • Wappingers, Wednesdays 
        • (9/15, 9/22 & 9/29) 6:30AM-8:30AM
        • Wappingers Administrative office board room – 25 Corporate Park Drive, Hopewell Junction NY
      • Webutuck, Thursdays
        • (9/16, 9/23 & 9/30) 6:30AM-8:30AM
        • Webutuck High School Gymnasium – 194 Haight Road, Amenia
      • Pawling, Thursdays
        • (9/16, 9/23 & 9/30) 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
        • Pawling Middle School- 80 Wagner Drive, Pawling
      • Pine Plains, Thursdays
        • (9/16, 9/23 & 9/30) 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
        • Stissing Mountain High School- 2829 Church St, Pine Plains
      • Hyde Park, Fridays
        • (9/17, 9/24 & 10/1) 6:30AM-8:30AM
        • Haviland Middle School- 23 Haviland Road, Hyde Park

No Cost Testing To Begin in Poughkeepsie and Dover

DBCH, in partnership with ProPhase Labs, will also offer free COVID-19 testing to the public, including school personnel, students and all other residents in the coming weeks at the following locations:


Poughkeepsie Galleria – former JCPenney site
2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie
Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 14th, 3-7PM
Saturdays, beginning Sept. 18th, 9AM-noon

CVS Plaza Dover 
3081 Route 22, Dover
Thursdays, beginning Sept. 16th, 3-7PM


Dutchess County Immunization Clinic: 
Open, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COVID-19 Vaccines available for individuals, 12 years of age and older (Pfizer) 

18 years and older (Pfizer, Moderna & J&J offered)
Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie
Call for appointments: 845-486-3409 or 845-486-3533

COVID-19 Booster Doses

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.

 

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.”

 

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 boosters for the general public 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.
 
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MORE VACCINE INFORMATION:
Vaccine Allocation and Appointment Availability Updates (link)
Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form (link)
NY State "Am I Eligible" Online Tool (link)

Those without Internet access should call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at 845-486-3555, Option 1, to hear weekly vaccine updates. Then select Option 2 to be connected to the Office for the Aging and be added to the notification list. You will be called when an appointment is available to you.