Childhood & Pre-Teen Vaccinations
- Routine childhood vaccinations offered to children ages 6 weeks through 18 years without health insurance.
- Pre-teen & teen vaccinations are important. These include meningitis, Pertussis and HPV.
- Call (607) 274-6616 to make an appointment during regular business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child at the clinic. Bring the child’s current immunization records.
- Recommended schedule for birth through age 18
- Routine adult vaccinations are offered to any adult age 19 years & older including Tdap, Hepatitis B, MMR and Pneumococcal for a fee.
- Call (607) 274-6616 for more information and to make an appointment during regular business hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm.
- Recommended schedule for adults
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are provided for all vaccines administered at TCHD immunization clinics. The VIS are factsheets produced by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) Each VIS explains to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
All current VIS documents are available for you to read at the CDC Web site. At any TCHD clinic, you are provided with the specific VIS for the vaccine or vaccines you or your child is about to receive. You will get the VIS, and may take time to read it, before the vaccine is given.
Vaccines available at TCHD immunization clinics include:
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis)
- Hib (Haemophilus influenza type B)
- Hepatitis A
- Influenza (for more info about Flu clinics, click here)
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Td (tetanus, diphtheria)
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellualr Pertussis)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
Where is the immunization clinic located?
- At the Tompkins County Health Department
55 Brown Rd, Ithaca NY 14850 (off of Warren Road, across from the airport)
Clear Answers & Smart Advice about Your Baby’s “shots”
Bring your child's immunization records with you to
the clinic (This is required!)
What to do after the shots
For more information on what to do if your child has
discomfort after the shots, click
here (PDF, 69K).
Additional resources for parents are available from the Immunization Action Coalition (immunize.org).
For more information on Flu shots, Rabies shots, MOMs program, Anonymous HIV counseling and testing clinics, Lead poisoning &prevention, Maternal child home visits, Ticks and Communicable Control see the Community Health Services page