Immunizations

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Whether you are looking for immunization information for yourself, your patients, or friends and family, this page has something for you.

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Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic

Resources for You and Your Family

Resources for Healthcare Providers

Resources for Schools & Child Care Providers

Resources for Community Partners


Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic

Clinic Information

Thursdays by appointment only. Call 607-778-2839 to make an appointment.

We provide all routine immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for all age groups.

We do not carry travel vaccines. Scroll down to "Immunizations for Travel" to learn more about travel vaccines and where to get them.

Preparing for Your Appointment

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

Please bring:

  • Photo Identification
  • Insurance Cards
  • Past Immunization Records
  • All letters received from school or work, if applicable

Insurance & Billing

Broome County Health Department accepts most insurances. We also participate 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, but you may be responsible for an administration fee.

View a full list of health insurance plans we participate with and billing information.


Resources for You and Your Family

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Visit the CDC site to see which COVID-19 vaccines are currently available in the US and vaccine recommendations by age group.

COVID-19 vaccines are available widely in Broome County through:

  • Broome County Health Department. Make an appointment online.
  • New York State Department of Health. Make an appointment online.
  • Pharmacies. Check availability and make an appointment by visiting the pharmacy’s website.
  • Healthcare providers. Call your healthcare provider to see if they offer the vaccine.

If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, call 211.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines from the CDC or New York State Department of Health. Get answers to frequently asked questions.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination

Seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination the best way to prevent flu. It is recommended for almost everyone age 6 months and older. Flu shots are available at most pharmacies and healthcare providers’ offices starting in early fall, through the spring.

It’s never too late to get a flu shot! If you haven’t got one this season, find one near you.

Learn more about flu shots from the CDC or New York State Department of Health. Stay informed about seasonal influenza activity by checking the NYS Flu Tracker.

Immunizations for Children & Adolescents

Did you know that you can protect your child from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases by the age of two? Adolescents can be protected against even more! See which vaccines are recommended for children and adolescents and learn more about them.

New York State requires certain vaccines for schools and childcare attendance. Learn more about those requirements.

Do you need to make an immunization appointment for your child? Call your healthcare provider. Most will carry all the vaccines your child needs to stay healthy. Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic is also available by appointment only.

Immunizations for Adults

Immunizations are not just for kids! Whether you are 25, 65, or 105, vaccines are recommended into adulthood. Check in with CDC or New York State Department of Health more about adult vaccine recommendations. Take this quiz to quickly find out which ones you might need, based on age and lifestyle.

Do you need to make an immunization appointment for yourself for another adult? Call your healthcare provider or pharmacy for availability. Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic is also available by appointment only.

Immunizations for Pregnant People

Are you expecting? Congratulations! The following vaccines are recommended for you while you are pregnant to safely protect you and your unborn baby:

  • COVID-19
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Tdap (whooping cough)

You may need additional vaccines while pregnant based on your lifestyle and health history.. Contact your healthcare provider to which vaccines you need during pregnancy and to schedule an appointment. Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic is also available by appointment only.

Immunizations for Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers in New York State are required to have certain immunizations. Visit New York State Department of Health’s website to learn more.

If you’re a healthcare worker and a vaccine for work, check with Occupational Medicine or your healthcare provider. Broome County Health Department Immunization Clinic is also available by appointment only.

Immunizations for Travel

Before you pack your bags, make sure you have all recommended or required vaccines for your travel destination! Find out which vaccines you should get.

If you need travel vaccines, you can make an appointment with one of the following travel vaccine providers approximately 4-6 weeks before you travel internationally:

UHS Occupational Medicine

33 Mitchell Ave

Binghamton, NY 13903

607-762-2333

UHS Occupational Medicine website

Lourdes Occupational Health

320 North Jensen Rd #11

Vestal, NY 13850

607-251-2170

Lourdes Occupational Health website

Passport Health

Offices in East Syracuse, Albany, and other New York State Locations. Vaccine availability may vary by location.

Visit Passport Health's website to find a location near you with the vaccines you need.

More Resources

Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets produced by the CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to 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) 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). Anyone may submit a report to VAERS.

Parents PACK Newsletter is a monthly newsletter for anyone who wants information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Visit online or subscribe to have the newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.


Resources for Healthcare Providers

Broome County Health Department is here to support our healthcare partners! Contact us at 607-778-2839 with questions on immunizations, NYSIIS, and anything in between.

Broome County Adult Immunization Coalition

Broome County Adult Immunization Coalition has worked to increase adult immunization rates for almost 20 years. Membership includes representatives from healthcare, long term care, community-based organizations, governmental agencies, and more.

The Coalition meets quarterly. Check out our semi-monthly newsletter for Coalition news or immunization updates between meetings. Read our 2022-2023 Strategic Plan to learn more about where we're headed.

New members are always welcome. To join or learn more, email Chelsea.reome-nedlik@broomecounty.us.

Schedules & Recommendations

Stay up to date on your knowledge to keep your patients up to date on their vaccines:

New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)

NYSIIS is New York State’s immunization registry. All vaccines given to New Yorkers less than 19 years of age must be recorded in NYSIIS, as should immunization histories. Vaccines given to New Yorkers age 19 years and older may be entered into NYSIIS with consent (verbal consent is sufficient).

Please note that all COVID-19 vaccines must be entered into NYSIIS no matter the age of the recipient; consent is not necessary.

More information on NYSIIS, visit the New York State Department of Health website or check out Broome County Health Department’s bi-annual NYSIIS Newsletter.

Contact NYSIIS with questions directly at nysiis@health.ny.gov or 518-473-2839.

Vaccines for Children (VFC)

VFC is a federally funded program to provide vaccines at low or no cost to children who may not otherwise be vaccinated due to inability to pay. Healthcare providers can enroll in the program to provide ACIP-recommended vaccines to eligible patients through the program.

Learn more about the federal VFC program.

Learn more about the New York State Vaccines for Children Program or contact them at nyvfc@health.ny.gov or 518-449-6912.

Training & Education

CDC “Pink Book” (formally known as The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases) provides healthcare professionals with comprehensive and up-to-date information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

New York State Department of Health has a listing of training and education on its website.

 


Resources for Schools & Child Care Providers

Broome County Health Department is here to assist local schools at the beginning of the school year and beyond with immunization-related inquiries. Contact us at 607-778-2839.

School Immunization Requirements

Public, private and parochial schools in New York State must adhere to Public Health Law 2164 (PHL 2164), which outlines school immunization requirements and actions that must be taken if a student is out of compliance with vaccines required for school attendance.

Find 2021-22 School Year Immunization Requirements. Review the general information about school vaccine requirements in New York State.

More Resources

Broome County Health Department hosts an annual school nurse training for immunizations. We review changes to school immunization requirements for the upcoming school year, PHL 2164, and community resources to get students vaccinated.

Please check back for 2022 School Nurse Training date.

 


Resources for Community Partners

Are you a community-based organization with an interest in or need for vaccines? We’ve got you covered!

If you have general immunization questions or you’re interested in hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic onsite for your employees or clients, call us at 607-778-2839 or email us at BCHealth@broomecounty.us.

 

Broome County Adult Immunization Coalition is made of up stakeholders with the common goal of increasing adult immunization rates in Broome County. Learn more by scrolling up to “Broome County Adult Immunization Coalition”.

 

Promote vaccines in your physical or digital space! The CDC has many communication resources for vaccines such as those for seasonal influenza or COVID-19.

 

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