Modified: September 29, 2022 10:21am
ERIE COUNTY OFFERS “CATCH-UP” IMMUNIZATIONS FOR ELIGIBLE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering immunization services for school-age children in Erie County who:
- Need immunizations in order to continue attending school; and,
- Are uninsured, underinsured, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or covered by CHIP (Child Health Insurance Plus), Medicaid or managed Medicaid; and,
- Are not able to make vaccine appointments with a pediatrician or family medicine doctor.
ECDOH can provide Chicken Pox (Varicella), Hepatitis B (Hep B), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Meningitis/MCV4, Polio, and Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) vaccines.
Appointments are required and start on September 21. Call (716) 858-7687, ext. 5 and leave a clear message with the child’s name, date of birth, and vaccines needed.
ECDOH has received a supply of meningitis vaccine and DTaP vaccine.
ECDOH is contacting parents and caregivers who have messages to schedule an appointment with our Immunization Program. We received a large volume of calls and we are working through them in the order in which they were received.
Appointments are required. Call (716) 858-7687, ext. 5, and a nurse will call back to schedule. There may be a 2-3 day wait time for a call back. We thank parents and caregivers for their patience.
If your child is in need of an immunization in order to stay in school, ECDOH strongly recommends contacting your primary care provider or pediatrician. They may have these vaccines available now.
Erie County Department of Health, Immunization Clinic: https://www3.erie.gov/health/ecdoh-immunization-clinic