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Posted on: January 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Sign-up for Coronavirus Information and Vaccine Updates

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Vaccine Availability/Appointments

Individuals who are in Phase 1a or 1b of the New York State’s Phased Distribution Plan are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.

You can sign-up for Coronavirus Information and Vaccine Updates, including when new appointments are available, by click the following link:

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COVID-19 vaccine remains in very limited supply and demand far exceeds supply.  Governor Cuomo estimates it will take 7 months to vaccinate the current eligible groups (approximately 7 million people) based on projected supply.  New York receives approximately 250,000 to 300,000 doses each week which then is distributed throughout the state.


New York State Sponsored Sites 

New York State vaccination sites are open to all Phase 1a and 1b eligible individuals. Closest state sponsored sites to Dutchess County are Westchester County Center and SUNY Albany.


To find out about available appointments at these sites:



Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health

Points of Dispensing (POD) Vaccination Centers

The County has two POD locations – at the former JCPenney store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria and Dover High School. These sites are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.     


Appointments for County POD locations must be made online. Appointment availability is dependent on vaccine supply. New appointment sign-ups are opened as the County receives confirmation of vaccine supply from New York State and are posted at   

Residents can sign up at to receive email notification when new appointment sign-ups are opened. Appointments fill very quickly once they are posted as supply is limited.


As per NYS guidance, local health departments are to prioritize Phase 1b essential workers (such as police, fire, teachers, public transit workers).



Pharmacies have begun receiving very limited vaccines doses from New York State. As per NYS guidance, pharmacies are only vaccinating people 65 years and older. Residents can check with their local pharmacy or the pharmacy’s website for information.


Hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC),

Urgent care or Ambulatory care providers

These facilities are currently prioritizing 1A population as per NYS guidance, but may vaccinate any eligible recipient.    

Federal Qualified Health Centers located in Dutchess County:


Sun River Health - Amenia, Beacon, Dover, Poughkeepsie

Vaccine information & appointment page:


Family Practice Center  - Hyde Park

Vaccine information & appointment page:


Physician Networks and Practice Groups

Doctors’ offices have not yet begun receiving vaccine from New York State. As per NYS guidance, these physician groups will only be vaccinating people 65 years and older when they initially receive vaccine. Physician groups will notify their patients as vaccinations are available. 


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