Immunization Program & Clinics
The Cayuga County Health Department, with roles at the national, state, and local level, is accountable for creating policies and programs to promote equitable access to safe and effective vaccines. We are also responsible for vaccine use in urgent and routine scenarios to achieve and maintain community immunity to deadly communicable disease and protect community and national health.
Cayuga County participates in the statewide Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) and Vaccine for Adult Program (VFA). We are federally funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure all eligible persons have access to vaccine to protect themselves and the community.
The Health Department serves as a resource for local schools to ensure children are vaccinated according to the established national vaccine schedule to attain community health and safety. The Health Department offers clinics to achieve this outcome.
Immunizations for Infants
Infants from birth through age 24-months of age are recommended to receive a variety of immunizations based on a specific schedule. The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatricians recommend that children stay on track with their well-child check-ups in order to stay on schedule with their recommended immunizations. On-time vaccination is critical to provide protection against potentially life-threatening diseases for infants whose immune systems are not fully developed yet. Click here for more information.
Immunizations for School-Aged Children
Children are required to receive immunizations in order to attend school. Some immunizations are mandated and some are recommended. Your child's school nurse and healthcare provider will work with you to make sure that your child is up-to-date with their immunization. Click here for more information
Immunizations for Young Adults
Young adults need vaccines, too. Vaccines protect young adults from getting serious and even deadly diseases. They may be especially important if you’re living in close quarters with others - like college dorms - and sharing bedrooms, bathrooms, and food. This can make you more likely to come into contact with dangerous germs. By getting vaccinated, you can help keep yourself, your family, and your community healthy. Click here for more information.
- Flu Prevention: The Cayuga County Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older receive a flu vaccination each year.
- HPV: Get your questions about HPV answered.
- Tdap: Preventing whopping cough is easy with vaccines.