Immunizations

 

Additional Influenza Information Is Available On The Following Websites:

New York State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alternately, to find available local retail / pharmacy clinics try the Flu Clinic Locator. 

  

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May? As long as flu virsues are spreading, it's not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones through fall, winter and into spring. #GetAFluVax

 


Immunizations are available
Broome County Health Department Clinics
By appointment
Call us at (607) 778-2839

All routine immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are provided for all age groups.

All Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Billing

The Broome County Health Department participates with the Vaccine for Children (VFC) and Vaccine for Adults (VOA) program.  If you qualify for either of these programs, the vaccines are free of charge, however you may be responsible for an administration fee.  Click here for a Full List of Participating Health Plans and Billing Information.  

For more information on immunizations, visit:

NYSDOH Immunization: http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/

CDC's Vaccines and Immunizations: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

NYSDOH Seasonal Influenza: http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/influenza/seasonal/

CDC's Seasonal Influenza: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/


Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)

Vaccine Information Statements (vis) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ (CDC) that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives. Federal law requires that VIS be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.


Current Vaccine Shortages and Delays

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about current vaccine shortages and delays are available here.


Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

VAERS is a safety surveillance program that collects information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of U.S. licensed vaccines. It is a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For more information and directions to complete a VAERS form, you may go to www.vaers.hhs.gov.


National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA)

The NCVIA is a program designed to encourage childhood vaccination by providing a streamlined system for compensation in rare instances where an injury results from vaccination.

For more information about the program, you may go to www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation.

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Seasonal Influenza Website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Seasonal Influenza Website