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Posted on: January 11, 2021

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

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Dutchess County’s Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has a Vaccination Information Request Form for residents to sign-up for Covid-19 vaccine notifications. It is available on the County’s vaccine information page:

Those without internet access can call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at 845-486-3555 to hear weekly updates about vaccine availability by selecting Option 1. If you are eligible, you can then select Option 2 to be added to notification lists about appointment availability. You will will be called when an appointment is available to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Supervisor Rohr's Legislative Aide, Laura Nordstrom, Tuesday-Thursday at 845-229-5111, option 8.

Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 60 and over (starting March 10th), first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers, public safety workers and New Yorkers with certain comorbidities and underlying conditions.

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 (see above information).     


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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