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Health Department Announces Upcoming COVID Vaccination Clinics

Submitted by gallagha on Fri, 10/01/2021 - 15:11

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The Chautauqua County Health Department announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held through October 2021.

Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at all clinics listed below, as long as supplies last. Vaccines will be provided at no cost to participants. Participants must bring proper identification to the clinic and wear a mask.

The Chautauqua County Health Department kindly requests that people attending drive-thru clinics do NOT bring pets or other animals in the vehicle with them to drive-thru clinics. This poses a safety risk to staff, and makes it difficult to vaccinate the participant safely.

Clinics
Location: Chautauqua Lake Central School Bus Garage, 100 N Erie St., Mayville, N.Y.
Date/Time: Tuesdays in October from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (October 5, 12, 19, 26)
Clinic Type: Drive-thru
Registration Format: No appointment needed, but pre-registration is available

Location: SUNY Fredonia Steele Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, N.Y.)
Date/Time: Monday, October 4 from 12:30 - 5 p.m. and Friday, October 22 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: No appointment needed, but pre-registration is available

Location: Jamestown Community College Physical Education Building (290 Curtis St. Jamestown, N.Y.)
Date/Time: Thursday, October 14 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: No appointment needed, but pre-registration is available

Additional clinics will be added to the Chautauqua County Health Department website as they are planned. Please monitor the webpage for the most up-to-date information and to pre-register for clinic events: https://chqgov.com .

First, second, and third doses, as well as booster shots will be provided to any eligible persons at the time of the clinic. Pfizer is available to anyone ages 12 and up; Moderna is available to anyone ages 18 and up; Johnson & Johnson is available to anyone ages 18 and up.

At this time, third doses of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty or Moderna) should be given to certain immunocompromised individuals. Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response.

Additionally, certain individuals who have already received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at least 6 months ago are eligible for booster doses of Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty. The booster is not available to those who have received doses of Moderna or J&J at this time.

The CDC advises that the following should get a booster dose:

  • People aged 65 or older
  • People ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
  • Long-term care facility residents aged 18 years and older
     

The CDC advises that the following may get a booster dose, based on their individual benefits and risks:

  • People with medical conditions aged 18-49 years
  • Employees and residents at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting
    • Occupations currently listed include: first responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff), education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers), food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, public transit workers, and grocery store workers
       

Residents are encouraged to reach out to their healthcare providers to determine about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

It is expected that guidelines for booster doses of Moderna and J&J vaccines will be revised in the coming weeks. The Chautauqua County Health Department is currently planning for this expected change. Clinics will be added to their website as they are planned. Vaccine is also available at many pharmacies throughout the County, as well as several medical providers.

To pre-register for clinics, visit: https://chqgov.com.  Continue to monitor the site for new clinic links.

 

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