Who Needs to be Protected?
CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS need to be
Haemophilus Influenzae (Hib)
Hepatitis A and B
HPV (uterine cancer)
+ Influenza (flu)
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Varicella (chicken pox)
*Rotavirus (infants less than 6 mo.)
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:
Hepatitis A and B
(uterine and other cancers)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
+ Available as nasal spray or injection
* Available by mouth
for videos about the importance of vaccination.
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!
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
for 7-18 yrs old child / teens
for the New York State requirement for school entrance
Click here for the Adult Vaccination Record Form (to help keep track of
“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.
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
- Combines dates from
all providers you may have received immunizations from into a single
- Produce a printable
accurate record that can then be used as an official copy for employment,
schools, daycares, and camp entry requirements.
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.
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
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.
insurances that are billed by CCHD include: Fidelis, Child Health Plus, BS
of NENY, Excellus, and United Health Care.
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.
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
1-3 PM held
at 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh. 2nd Floor Old Court House
9 – 11:30
am held at 133 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh. 2nd Floor Old Court House
are held one Tuesday per month at
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.
To receive more information about
immunizations, call or
visit us at:
Clinton County Health Department
Health Services Unit
133 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 565-4848
Information line: (518)565-4490
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