August is National Immunization Awareness Month

  • You have the power to protect your children against serious diseases like measles, cancers caused by HPV, and whooping cough.
  • Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Adults may need vaccines to protect against whooping cough, flu, pneumonia, and shingles.
  • Whooping cough vaccine is very safe for people who are pregnant and their developing babies. Getting vaccinated against whooping cough during your pregnancy will not put you at increased risk for pregnancy complications.
  • Vaccines are tested to ensure they are safe and effective.  They are also monitored after they are in use.
  • Like all medical products, vaccines can sometimes cause side effects. The most common side effects are mild and go away quickly.
  • Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help safely develop protection from diseases.

We offer a variety of vaccines at our immunization clinics here at the Columbia County Department of Health.  Our regular weekly clinics are held on Tuesdays from 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m., and usually every third Tuesday of the month from 1:00p.m. – 5:30p.m.  For the month of August our extended clinic will be on August 24th instead of August 17th.  Appointments are required.  Call 518-828-3358 to make your appointment.