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Posted on: January 11, 2021

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

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Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced the County’s Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has updated its notification system, refining the County’s system to better assist those looking for information about COVID-19 vaccine availability. The new form is available on the County’s vaccine information page:

Those without internet access can call the Dutchess County Corornavirus Information Line at 845-486-3555 to hear weekly updates about vaccine availability by selecting Option 1. Those over 65 years old can then choose to be connected with the Office for the Aging to be added to notification lists about appointment availability.


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.     


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:


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