Immunizations

 

December 3rd-9th is National Influenza Vaccination Week 

 National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlihgting the importance of influenza vaccination.

Get Your Flu Shot Today!  

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

 

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. 

  

 


Immunizations are available at the 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.

Flu vaccination clinics are held at the Broome County Health Department and other sites throughout Broome County during flu season.

Fees for immunizations are variable. For more information, you may call 607.778.2839.

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