POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health has established initial Point of Dispensing (POD) sites where the county will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible residents as vaccine is available.
These sites will be open by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for eligible individuals in Phase 1a and 1b as determined by New York State’s Phased Distribution Plan. Appointment availability is based on vaccine allocation provided by the state.
Initial health department Points of Dispensing will be operated at the following locations:
Wednesday, January 13th
Dutchess County Behavioral & Community Health – Mental Health Campus
230 North Road, Poughkeepsie
North Road Appointment Registration Link:
Friday, January 15th
Former JCPenney store location
2001 South Road, Poughkeepsie
JCPenney Appointment Registration Link:
Saturday, January 16th
Dover Middle/High School
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains
Dover Appointment Registration Link:
Additionally, DBCH is partnering with Northern Dutchess Hospital for vaccinations to be available at the Health Annex at Northern Dutchess Hospital located at 107 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck. Under New York State’s phased distribution process, individuals in Phase 1a are currently eligible for vaccinations. Phase 1a includes hospital staff, direct care providers and emergency responders.
Governor Cuomo announced late yesterday that individuals in Phase 1b are eligible for vaccination starting Monday, January 11th. Phase 1b includes:
- People 75 and older
· Teachers and education workers
· First responders
· Public safety workers
· Public transit workers
Dutchess County’s PODs are in addition to current locations, including local hospitals, that are dispensing vaccine to eligible priority groups, and the expanded location network being established by New York State. Residents can utilize the State’s online Am I Eligible? tool to determine if they are currently eligible for vaccinations and, if eligible, will see a list of the various locations in the State’s network.
Current vaccine supply is very limited, and Governor Cuomo announced on Friday that distribution to Phase 1a and 1b is expected to take 14 weeks based on current projected vaccine availability. Eligible residents should anticipate it may be several weeks before they can get an appointment as demand far exceeds supply.
For more information, visit http://www.dutchessny.gov/covidvaccine