Plattsburgh, NY

                                                                                                                                                                         

IMMUNIZATIONS

              


The Clinton County Immunization Program


Immunizations are the single most effective way to prevent serious and life threatening diseases. Choosing to immunize protects not only yourself but your family, friends and the community.

Today, in the United States there are few visible reminders of the suffering, injuries, and deaths caused by these diseases over the last century. Unfortunately thousands of deaths are still attributed to vaccine preventable diseases world wide each year and remain a threat to people’s health.

Modern vaccines are quite effective, painless and have a low rate of side effects.

  
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Who Needs to be Protected?

CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS need to be protected against:
 
Diphtheria Haemophilus Influenzae (Hib)
Hepatitis A and B HPV (uterine cancer)
+ Influenza (flu) Measles
Mumps Meningococcal
Pneumonia Pertussis (whooping cough)
Rubella Polio
Varicella (chicken pox) *Rotavirus (infants less than 6 mo.)


Many vaccines come as combinations immunizations, for example the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) and DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) thus decreasing the number of shots an infant/child needs. Most vaccines are given by injection except as noted.
 

ADULTS may need to be protected against:

Measles Mumps
Rubella Meningococcal
Hepatitis A and B Diphtheria
HPV (uterine and other cancers)   Tetanus
Pneumonia + Influenza
Pertussis Varicella
  Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

+ Available as nasal spray or injection
* Available by mouth


Click here for videos about the importance of vaccination.

 

Special Promotion!!

Free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis also called whooping- cough) vaccine.

This vaccine is very important for anyone who spends time with babies less than one year of age, such as parents, grandparents and day care providers.  You must be 19 and older, under-insured (insurance doesn’t cover vaccine) or uninsured.   Also, if your health provider doesn’t offer the vaccine you are also eligible.  Call us for an appointment!


Immunization Schedules

All vaccines have specific age and time frames.  It’s important to review your immunizations yearly with your health care provider.

Click here for 0-6yrs old infant / child

Click here for 7-18 yrs old child / teens

Click here for the New York State requirement for school entrance

Click here for the Adult Vaccination Record Form (to help keep track of your vaccinations)


International Travelers

“Plan Ahead” at least 6 weeks before leaving on your trip since some vaccines need time to be effective.   Some immunizations for example hepatitis A and B, tetanus and polio may be received at our clinics or from your family health care provider.  He/she may also write a prescription for oral anti-malarial and/or typhoid vaccines.  Yellow fever vaccine must be received at a registered yellow fever vaccinator.  To get more information:  www.cdc.gov click on traveler’s health.

                

Vaccine Information Statements: VIS

For each immunization received, you will be given a vaccine information sheet.  This sheet contains facts about the vaccine.  In addition there is information about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a federal program to help pay for care of anyone who has a serious reaction to a vaccine. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/


After You have Your Shots

If needed, treat low grade fevers, aches and soreness with the pain relievers you usually take. For the first 24 hours apply cool compresses on the injection site for redness or swelling and then warm compress as needed. Call your medical provider for any serious reaction.
 


NYSIIS Registry

New York State Immunization Information System or NYSIIS is a vaccine registry that provides a permanent lifelong record of your immunizations that will never be destroyed or discarded.  By law anyone under the age of 19 will have their immunizations entered in the registry.  After age 19 you must give consent to have your records entered. Registries are important because they;  
  • Combines dates from all providers you may have received immunizations from into a single reliable record.
  • Produce a printable accurate record that can then be used as an official copy for employment, schools, daycares, and camp entry requirements.
  • Prevents over-vaccination. Without official documentation of your previous immunizations a physician's office cannot determine which vaccines a person has already received. As a result, physicians often need to vaccinate again to assure you have protection against disease.
  • Permanent, immunization records are only kept by health care providers and schools on average 6 years.  Records can be lost or destroyed but will always be available through the registry.
     

Payment at Our Clinics

Payment is by cash or check only. Medicaid (all vaccines) and Medicare Part B (Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccines only) are accepted (bring your card). A receipt for submission to your insurance company will be provided.

Other insurances that are billed by CCHD include: Fidelis, Child Health Plus, BS of NENY, Excellus, and United Health Care.

Note:
The Clinton County Health Department will no longer offer free or low cost vaccines to children who have private health insurance.  Due to recent changes in New York State Department of Health regulations, privately insured individuals may not receive state or federally funded vaccine at any New York State local health department as of October 1, 2012. Those with commercial insurance covering immunization MUST go to their primary providers for vaccines. Children <19 enrolled in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care or Child Health Plus, American Indians of Alaska Natives are still eligible for free or low cost government funded vaccines.

Call 565-4848 for more information and for an appointment.


Clinic Schedules

Immunizations are offered each month on certain Tuesdays and Fridays and one Tuesday evening per month.   Please call for dates and times.   Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome space permitting


Tuesday1-3 PM held at 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.  2nd Floor Old Court House

Friday9 – 11:30 am held at 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.  2nd Floor Old Court House

Evening clinics are held one Tuesday per month at 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh.  2nd Floor Old Court House

Use ramp at 32 Court St. and elevator for handicapped access for either site. Please make us aware when making an appointment if special assistance is needed.


Contact Us


To receive more information about immunizations, call or visit us at:

Clinton County Health Department
Health Care Services Division
133 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 565-4848
Information line: (518)565-4490


Other Related Clinton County Health Department Clinic Services

Pregnancy
Lead
TB
HIV


 


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