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- Eligible New Yorkers are: Age 12 and older*, reside, work or study in New York State
- 3rd Doses: When registering for a 3rd dose clinic, you will need to report the dates you were vaccinated for your 1st and 2nd doses. Those without an appointment planning to attend the drive-thru clinic will need to bring these dates to the clinic. Please bring your vaccination record card to the clinic, along with your ID
- Local Clinic Options
PHARMACIES in Chautauqua County offering COVID-19 Vaccine:
- Visit WNY Vaccine Hound for other clinics in the WNY region
*Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine that has emergency use authorization for 12-17 year olds. Any minor seeking vaccination must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian whose consent will be obtained at time of vaccination. If a parent/guardian is unable to accompany the child, he/she may designate another adult to consent on their behalf. Such designation must be in writing and must include the name and date of birth of the child, the name and signature of the parent/guardian, and the name of designee. Photo identification will be required.
- Find a NYS Run Clinic
Visit the NYS Am I Eligible site or call 1-833-697-4829.
- Important Clinic Info:
- Arrive at your scheduled appointment time; do not arrive early.
- Wear a short-sleeved shirt
- Bring proof that you reside, work or study in New York.
- Do NOT sign up for an appointment if:
- You are currently COVID-19 positive or are in quarantine.
- You have received a different vaccine in the last 14 days (this includes flu and allergy shots).
- You have received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma for treatment of COVID-19 in the last 90 days.
FDA Authorized Vaccines:
Pzifer, Moderna and Janssen Vaccines learn more here
NY State Vaccination Program
After Vaccination Information
- Excelsior Pass - Replaces lost vaccination cards
- If you believe that you had an adverse reaction to any COVID-19 vaccine:
- Contact your healthcare provider.
- Report a vaccine reaction by completing the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System Online Form (VAERS) or the downloadable PDF.
- Important: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, seek immediate assistance from a healthcare provider or call 9-1-1. If you need individual medical or health care advice, consult a qualified healthcare provider.
- Participate in v-safe, a smartphone-based tool that checks in on you after your COVID-19 vaccination.
- Your participation helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe for you and for everyone.
- If you got vaccinated in the last 6 weeks, you can participate in v-safe!
- Share the v-safe flyer with others too!
- Excelsior Pass - Replaces lost vaccination cards
- COVID Vaccination Fraud: Call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. To help report vaccination fraud or scams across the State, NY established a hotline to report fraudulent vaccinations. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for two COVID-19 vaccines
- NY State COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers
- NY State COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force
- NY State Vaccine Distribution and Implementation Task Force
- COVID-19 Vaccine Plain Language Materials
Pfizer Third Dose Information:
In order to be eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer vaccine you must have received 2 primary doses of Pfizer vaccine, with the second dose received six months prior to receiving your third dose. You also must meet one of the following conditions:
- Age 65 years or older, OR
- A resident of a long-term care facility age 18 years or older OR
- Age 50 through 64 years with one or more of the following conditions due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Pulmonary disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome
- Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
- Severe obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
- Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
- Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer's disease or dementia
- Liver disease; OR
- Ages 18 through 49 years with one or more of the underlying medical conditions listed above, based on individual benefits and risks; OR
- Ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting based on individual benefits and risks.
Moderna Third Dose Information:
To qualify for the third dose of Moderna vaccine, you must be moderately or severely immunocompromised due to one or more of the medical conditions or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments listed below.
- Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge Syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e. 20 mg of prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
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