Health Dept. Offers Free Pertussis Vaccinations

Limited Doses Available

Health Dept. Offers Free Pertussis Vaccinations

ELMIRA, NY (WENY)---The Chemung County Health Department is offering free pertussis (whooping cough) vaccinations to persons aged 19 and older who have not had a booster shot since childhood vaccinations.

The health department has 190 doses available. Individuals may get vaccinated at scheduled clinics held at the health department at 103 Washington Street in Elmira on the following date and times:

Tuesday, July 24 and Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 21 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Individuals may also make appointments during the hours of 9 to noon and 1 until 4 weekdays by calling 737-2028 and asking for the Immunization Clinic.

Children who are up to date on their vaccinations for school do not require a booster shot.