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Danielle Brechter



Suffolk County Department of Health Services
Immunization Action Program
Building 300
3500 Sunrise Highway, Suite 124
P.O. Box 9006
Great River, New York 11739-9006

(631) 854-0222
FAX: (631) 854-0089

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Our Mission

The mission of the IAP is to ensure that children in Suffolk County are fully immunized by their second birthday, and that all infants born of hepatitis B positive mothers are appropriately identified, treated and tracked.  To comply with this mission, the Department holds immunization clinics, conducts immunization audits in private provider's offices and nursery/day care centers, conducts educational programs for health care professionals and stakeholder members in the community and responds to immunization questions. This program is geared to the uninsured.

Covid19 Information

As of September 12, 2023, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is authorized to offer updated COVID-19 vaccines to only those Suffolk County residents who are uninsured or underinsured through the Vaccines for Children and Vaccines for Adults program.

CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines.

Residents who have insurance that covers the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to receive their vaccines at their local pharmacies, health care providers offices, or local federally qualified health centers. You can locate a convenient vaccination site using the vaccine finder tool:

Residents who meet the qualifications to receive a vaccination at one of Suffolk County vaccination clinics may walk in to any of our clinics listed here to receive a vaccine.

Monkeypox Information

Since May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported throughout the US, with many cases in New York. Monkeypox spreads through close contact with someone who has monkeypox or with a contaminated object. It’s important to take precautions to stop the spread!

Monkeypox is a potentially serious disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Anyone can get monkeypox and it’s important for everyone to take precautions to stop the spread.

National Infant Immunization Week: April 24th - May 1st

COVID-19 has caused many disruptions in families’ lives, including delayed or missed wellness checkups and vaccination, which are a critical part of ensuring children stay healthy. This #NIIW, make sure your child is up to date on their vaccinations.

Young girl at the window: Don't let COVID get in the way of your Child's Vaccinations.



**Free Pfizer COVID Vaccine Available for All (Ages 5 and Above**). New

To make appointments for COVID ONLY go to: New

Must Be Accompanied By a Legal Parent OR Guardian

Must Have Legal Proof Of Guardianship

Must Bring Child's Immunization Record.

This is a first come first serve basis, suggested to arrive early.

There is NO GUARANTEE we will have needed vaccines available depending on allotted supply.

Must arrive an 1/2 hour before end time.

This Program is geared to the Uninsured (not COVID related).


Thank You.

New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies

CDC Press Release

Less than half of pregnant women in the United States take advantage of vaccination

A new CDC study published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that vaccination with whooping cough vaccine, Tdap, during the third trimester of pregnancy prevented more than three out of four (78 percent) cases of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) in babies younger than two months. However, only 49 percent of pregnant women who delivered between fall 2015 and spring 2016 received the vaccine. CDC recommends women get Tdap during each pregnancy to provide critical short-term protection to babies when they are most at risk for this life-threatening illness.

The study used data from 2011 through 2014 on babies younger than two months from six states. It found that mothers whose babies had whooping cough were less likely to have received Tdap during pregnancy. The study reported that, in addition to being 78 percent effective at preventing whooping cough, Tdap vaccination during the third trimester was 90 percent effective at preventing serious cases of whooping cough that require hospitalization.

“Women have such a great opportunity to help protect their babies before they enter the world by getting Tdap vaccine while pregnant,” said Nancy Messonnier, M.D., director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “This study highlights how babies can benefit when their mothers get the vaccine and reinforces CDC’s recommendation for women to get Tdap vaccine in the third trimester of each pregnancy.”

Young babies at highest risk

Whooping cough is a serious disease that can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing that often makes it hard to breathe. In this study, 65 percent of babies younger than two months who got whooping cough needed treatment in the hospital. Babies younger than one year are at the highest risk for severe complications or death. Typically, between five and 15 babies die from whooping cough each year in the United States. Most deaths are in those too young to be protected by getting their own whooping cough vaccines. Babies do not get vaccinated to start building their own protection against whooping cough until they are two months old.

Tdap vaccine history and recommendation

Before the introduction of whooping cough vaccines in the 1940s, more than 200,000 cases were reported per year in the United States. After vaccines became available, whooping cough cases declined dramatically to fewer than 10,000 cases reported by 1965. Beginning in the 1980s, whooping cough started making a comeback, though not to the levels seen before vaccines were available. Since 2010, there have been tens of thousands of whooping cough cases reported each year nationwide, with a peak of more than 48,000 cases reported in 2012. More than a third of all whooping cough hospitalizations and two thirds of all whooping cough deaths are in babies younger than two months. To date in 2017, more than 11,000 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the United States.

In 2012, CDC began recommending women get a whooping cough vaccine during each pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Nurse-Midwives, healthcare professionals who specialize in caring for pregnant women, support this recommendation, as do the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. CDC recommends that doctors and midwives administer Tdap at 27 through 36 weeks of pregnancy, preferably in the earlier part of that period. This timing leads to the most transfer of protective antibodies from mothers to their babies.

Previous research

Today’s study adds to the growing body of research on Tdap vaccination during pregnancy that indicates it prevents whooping cough in babies who are too young to receive their own whooping cough vaccines. Three other studies from the United Kingdom and two from California also show much lower rates of whooping cough in babies whose mothers received Tdap during pregnancy. Another California study also found that babies with whooping cough whose mothers received Tdap during pregnancy were significantly less likely to need care in a hospital.

To learn more about CDC’s Tdap vaccine recommendation for pregnant women, visit CDC’s Pregnancy and Whooping Cough website.

For more information about whooping cough symptoms, prevention, and outbreaks, visit CDC’s Pertussis (Whooping Cough) website.

IAP Highlights

Measles - It Isn't Just a Little Rash

Infographic: Protect your child from measles. Measles is still common in many parts of the world. Unvaccinated travelers who get measles in other countries continue to bring the disease into the United States. Give your child the best protection against measles with two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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  • Educate other healthcare professionals
  • Discuss HPV vaccination with parents
  • Make necessary changes in your practice to improve HPV vaccination rates - HPV-Champion-Toolkit

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