Immunization is Important for all Ages
Immunizations are for people of all ages. From newborns to senior citizens, timely immunizations are one of the most important ways for people to protect themselves and others from serious diseases. Adults need to make certain they have received all of their childhood vaccinations and stay up-to-date with the vaccinations that are recommended for adults. All college students attending school in New York State are required to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. It is also recommended that first year college students living in dormitories be immunized against meningitis. Travelers to foreign countries may need additional vaccines where diseases exist that are not common in the U.S., such as typhoid fever and yellow fever.
The New York State Department of Health Immunization Program's goal is to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases by making sure children and adults receive the vaccines they need. The program assures:
• All children have access to vaccines
• Health care providers are aware of immunization standards of practice
• The latest recommendations on new vaccines are available to providers
• Providers and the public have up-to-date answers to vaccine questions.
Contact the Hamilton County Public Health Immunization Staff at 518-648-6497 for further information.
You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against: flu, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, shingles, pneumococcal, HPV, etc.
Call the Immunization Staff at Hamilton County Public Health (518-648-6497) for more information and to schedule an appointment.
If you are planning travel outside of the United States, don't wait to look into immunization! Travel vaccinations take a minimum of four to six weeks to complete, so make arrangements to receive the immunizations you need as soon as you can. Hamilton County Public Health provides routine immunizations, but does not provide travel immunizations. Please see below for clinics where you may make arrangements to receive travel immunizations.
1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-3273 Ext. 3390
St. Mary's Hospital Occupational Health Department
4988 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY 12020
Saratoga County Public Health
31 Woodlawn Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Warren County Public Health
International Immunization Travel Clinic
Ellis Hospital Occupational Health
1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
Oneida County Public Health
406 Elizabeth Street
Utica, NY 13501