The Chemung County Health Department will be offering appointments for school immunizations in addition to their regularly scheduled clinics. The Health Department offers free immunization clinics:
1st Tuesday of every month from 1pm - 3:30pm
3rd Tuesday of every month from 1pm - 3:30pm
4th Tuesday of every month from 6pm - 8:30pm
All clinics are held at the Chemung County Health Center located at 103 Washington Street in Elmira. No appointments are necessary for the above listed clinics. Parents are asked to bring previous vaccination records if available.
In addition to the regularly scheduled clinics, the Health Department will offer immunizations by appointment for required vaccinations for school children only. To schedule an appointment call the Health Department at 737-2028. All appointments will be made Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm only. No evening or weekend appointments will be scheduled.
The Health Department will provide the Meningococcal vaccine for college students who are 18 years of age or younger at no charge. Students older than 18 years of age can make an appointment to receive the Meningococcal vaccine for a fee of $85.00.
The Health Department will begin offering seasonal influenza vaccinations beginning in late September. Influenza activity usually lasts from October to May in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending that everyone 6 months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community. Please watch the County website for more information on upcoming seasonal flu vaccination clinics.
For more information about immunizations available through the Chemung County Health Department and a complete listing of New York State immunization requirements, call (607) 737-2028 or online at www.chemungcountyhealth.org.