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Upcoming COVID-19 Pediatric and General Vaccination Clinics

Submitted by raters on Thu, 11/04/2021 - 15:39

MAYVILLE, NY – The Chautauqua County Health Department announces several upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics. “After rigorous review, scientists and medical experts have deemed COVID-19 vaccination safe and effective for everyone 5 years of age and older,” said Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director.  “Vaccination is the best way to protect our children, friends, and families from COVID-19 infection, and the potentially severe disease, disability and death that the infection can lead to.”

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has now been authorized for emergency use for children ages 5-11 in a two-dose series. The vaccine for this age group has been formulated specifically for this age group and is a much lower dosage than that of the vaccine approved for those 12 and up. Understanding that many parents are eagerly seeking vaccination for this age group, three large regional clinics are planned for November and December that will target this specific population. Parents may also contact their pediatrician, family health care provider, or pharmacist to inquire about the vaccine. A list of pharmacies that provide the vaccine to this population will be maintained on the County website, chqgov.com, and updated as we become aware of any changes.

Clinics for Children Ages 5-11
Clinics listed in this section are only for children ages 5-11, and only the pediatric Pfizer vaccine will be offered. Consent must be provided at the clinic by a parent or legal guardian. Visit chqgov.com to register and print consent forms prior to clinic to speed up clinic operations. Vaccines will be provided for children at no cost. The adult bringing the child to the clinic must present a government-issued ID card. Every person is required to wear a mask.

Location: Jamestown Community College Physical Education Building (290 Curtis St. Jamestown, NY)
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com
Second Dose: Tuesday, November 30, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Location: SUNY Fredonia Steele Hall (280 Central Ave. Fredonia, NY)
Date/Time: Saturday, November 13, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com
Second Dose: Saturday, December 4, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Location: Chautauqua Lake Central School Elementary gymnasium
Date/Time: Saturday, December 18, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com
Second Dose: Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Clinics for Anyone Ages 12 and Up
Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine, including booster doses, 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.

Please bring your vaccine card to all clinics. Dates of prior vaccinations must be entered during the registration process, so have your card ready when pre-registering.

Location: SUNY Fredonia Steele Hall (280 Central Ave. Fredonia, NY)
Dates/Times:   Thursday, November 4, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
                          Tuesday, November 23, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
                          Friday, December 3, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com

Location: Jamestown Community College Physical Education Building (290 Curtis St. Jamestown, NY)
Dates/Times:   Wednesday, November 10, 12:00 AM-3:00 PM
                          Monday, November 15, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com

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/public-health/covid-19-vaccination-clinics.

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.

Booster guidance was issued by the FDA and CDC late last week. For individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, the CDC issued recommendations for a single booster dose six months or more after initial series for the following individuals:

  • Age 65 years of age and older
  • Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings

The CDC has also issued recommendations for a single booster dose for those individuals who previously received a primary dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, at least two months after the administration of the first dose.

The booster dose should be given using the same vaccine manufacturer that the person received for the primary series. If the same product used for the primary series is no longer available, or a different COVID-19 vaccine is desired, any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose, according to FDA and CDC guidance.

The FDA and CDC continue to recommend a third dose of mRNA vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech/Comirnaty or Moderna) for people with immunocompromising conditions. 

Residents who have questions about their individual health and whether a vaccine is recommended for them, specifically, may reach out to their healthcare providers in advance of clinic registration.

To pre-register for clinics, visit: https://chqgov.com/public-health/covid-19-vaccination-clinics.  Links to register will be added as quickly as web registration forms are approved by New York State. Please continue to monitor the site for new clinic links.

 

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