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Most vaccine-preventable diseases are caused by germs that are called "viruses" or "bacteria." Vaccines help your body recognize and fight these germs and protect you each time you come in contact with someone who is sick with any of these diseases.

What Is Provided to the Community

  • Immunization information for parents, area schools, day care centers, private provider offices, and the general public
  • Free childhood vaccinations to eligible children through the Center for Disease Control Vaccines For Children's (VFC) program
  • Community outreach clinics to immunize groups at risk for vaccine preventable diseases


Vaccines save lives by preventing disease in the people who receive them. Most people who get vaccines have no serious problems. However, vaccines, like any medicines, can rarely cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. In those rare cases, the VICP, which is a federal program, provides compensation to people who are found to be injured by certain vaccines.

Seasonal Flu

Everyone 6 months and older should get flu vaccine. We offer seasonal influenza vaccinations beginning in November. Please call the clinic nearest you for an appointment.

Find more information regarding Seasonal Influenza (Flu)


Adult Immunization Form (PDF)

Child Immunization Form (PDF)

Spanish Immunization Form Formulario de VacunaciĆ³n EspaƱol (PDF)

Travel Immunization Form (PDF)

Events Feed

The Vulnerable Child and Family: Developing a Comprehensive System of Care

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting this full day community event, The Vulnerable Child and Family: Developing a Comprehensive System of Care. 

Final Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic of 2019

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 from 10 a.m.

Board of Health Meeting

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will be holding its meeting. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend should call the Public Health Director's Office at (716) 753-4590.