As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption permitted to the school vaccination requirements for children attending a public, private or parochial school (pre-K to 12th grade) or child day care settings in New York State. Click on the links below for more information.
- Get more information about this change in the law, read the Statement on NYS Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements.
To find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the removal of non-medical exemptions click on the following links:
- FAQs issued on 6/18/2019
- FAQs issued on 6/22/22019
- FAQs issued on 8/2019
- Home Instruction Regulations and FAQs
Immunizations at the Broome County Health Department are by appointment only.
Call us at (607) 778-2839.
We provide all routine immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all age groups.
All Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for vaccination appointments.
- Photo Identification
- Insurance Cards
- Past Immunization Records
- All letters received from school or work
The Broome County Health Department participates with the Vaccine for Children (VFC) and Vaccine for Adults (VFA) program. If you qualify for either of these programs, the vaccines are free of charge, however you may be responsible for an administration fee.
Travel Vaccines – The Broome County Health Department DOES NOT carry travel vaccines
Click here to get more information on what vaccine(s) you may need depending on your destination.
If you are traveling outside of the country and need Travel Vaccines such as typhoid, cholera or Japanese encephalitis make an appointment with one of the following local travel vaccine providers in Broome County at least one month before you travel internationally:
UHS Occupational Medicine
|Lourdes Occupational Health
3101 Shippers Rd
Vestal, NY 13850
Due to the current vaccine shortage the nearest yellow fever vaccine clinics are located at:
|Passport Health of Upstate New York
255 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642
|Passport Health of New York
125 Wolf Rd., Suite 106
Albany, NY 12205
Or click here to search for other providers of travel vaccines.
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 Statement (VIS)
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are information sheets produced by the 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.
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.