Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (age 18+)- Fact Sheet(currently not available at CCDOH)
Novavax (age 12+)-Fact Sheet – Update as of July 19, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Administration (CDC) has authorized the
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, adjuvanted for use in individuals aged 12 years and older. Novavax may be used as a booster for ages 18 years and up if they have received NO other boosters and their last primary dose was 6 months ago or longer.
For COVID-19 & Jynneos subsequent doses/boosters, please bring your previously issued vaccination record card.
**If you would like to know all the available vaccines please call CCDOH. (518)-828-3358
-CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone ages 6 months and older, and COVID-19 boosters for everyone eligible ages 6 months and older.
-Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
-People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.
-The following COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest data.
On April 18th, 2023 the FDA amended the EUAs of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent mRNA vaccines to simplify the vaccination schedule for most individuals.
Updated Vaccine Recommendations
Previously vaccinated individuals:
The FDA summaries of updates and links to the updated fact sheets are available here:
Alternatives to mRNA Covid-19 vaccines remain available for people who cannot or will not receive an mRNA vaccine. CDC’s recommendation for use of (monovalent) Novavax or Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccines were not affected by the changes.
-COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.
-COVID-19 vaccines have undergone – and will continue to undergo – the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
-Vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19 and reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.
-COVID-19 cases in children can result in hospitalizations, deaths, MIS-C (inflammatory syndromes) and long-term complications, such as “long COVID,” in which symptoms can linger for months.
-According to the CDC, the spread of the Delta variant resulted in a surge of COVID-19 cases in children throughout the summer.
-In clinical trials, vaccine side effects were mild, self-limiting, and similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines recommended for children. The most common side effect was a sore arm.
-Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, include the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
-The vaccine cannot cause fertility issues for your child, and the vaccine cannot change their DNA.
-Your child may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit or at separate visits without any waiting period between vaccines.
–Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
-Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
-It’s okay to ask questions. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider or a trusted licensed medical professional in your community about concerns you many have. You can also visit the dedicated resources and FAQs.
-Tell the doctor or nurse about any allergies your child may have.
-Comfort your child during the appointment.
-To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
-After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.
SEE BELOW TO FIND USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT PHARMACY VACCINE CLINICS
The Columbia County Department of Health (CCDOH) is committed to providing the COVID-19 Vaccine to every person who resides and/or works in our county. Since information has been changing so rapidly, please check back for any updates or changes.
LOCAL PHARMACY VACCINE APPOINTMENTS:
You can also check with local Pharmacies for vaccine appointments! https://capitalregionalrx.com/covid-vaccine-appointment/
Please check with your local Pharmacy about eligibility and available appointments.
CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine?icid=coronavirus-lp-vaccine-hero#statetool or Appointment Hotline 800-746-7287
ShopRite Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.: https://www.shoprite.com/pharmacy/
Walgreens Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp
NYS Dashboard: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Info.: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html
Media Releases from the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors: https://www.columbiacountyny.com/