CCDOH Available COVID-19 Vaccines and Eligible Ages

Click on the Fact sheets below for more details:

Pfizer-BioNTech- Fact Sheet

Age 6mo-4
Age 5-11
Age 12+
* Pfizer Monovalent COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the U.S.
BIVALENT BOOSTERS APPROVED FOR AGES 6 months AND UP for those having their previous dose (primary series or other booster dose) more than 2 months ago.

Moderna- Fact Sheet

age 6mo-5
age 6-11
age 12+
* Moderna Monovalent COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the U.S.
BIVALENT BOOSTERS APPROVED FOR AGES 6 months AND UP for those having their previous dose (primary series or other booster dose) more than 2 months ago.

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. 



COVID-19, Monkeypox (Jynneos), and Flu Vaccine Clinics
Every TUESDAY in May from 3-5 PM by APPOINTMENT at
Columbia County Department of Health
325 Columbia St.
Hudson, NY 12534.

 Please call (518)-828-3358 to schedule

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


What You Need to Know

-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.

Find out if you’re up to date


 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.

  • This action includes authorizing the current bivalent mRNA vaccines (original and omicron BA.4/BA.5 strains) to be used for all doses administered to individuals 6 months of age and older, including for an additional dose or doses for certain populations.
  • The monovalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the United States.

Updated Vaccine Recommendations


Previously vaccinated individuals:

  • Who have not yet received a dose of a bivalent vaccine may receive a single dose of a bivalent vaccine.
    • Children 6 months-5 years of age who have received previous doses of a monovalent COVID-19 vaccine may receive a bivalent vaccine, but the number of doses that they receive will depend on the vaccine and their vaccination history.
  • Who have already received a single dose of the bivalent vaccine are not currently eligible for another dose, UNLESS THEY ARE
    • 65 years +, at least 4 months following their initial bivalent dose
    • Individuals with certain kinds of immunocompromising conditions, at least 2 months following their previous bivalent dose
      • For immunocompromised individuals 6 months through 5 years of age who have received two doses (Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent), a single additional dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent may be administered at least 1 month following the most recent dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent; additional doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent may be administered at the discretion of the healthcare provider, taking into consideration the individual’s clinical circumstances.

Unvaccinated individuals:

  • Most unvaccinated individuals may receive a single dose of a bivalent vaccine, rather than multiple doses of the original monovalent mRNA vaccines. EXCEPT FOR
    • Children 6 months-5 years should receive a two-dose series of the Moderna bivalent vaccine (6 months through 5 years of age) OR a three-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccine (6 months through 4 years of age).
      • Children 6 months-5 years who have partially completed a primary series, should complete the series with bivalent vaccine.
    • Children who are 5 years of age may receive two doses of the Moderna bivalent vaccine or a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent vaccine.

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.



Get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child as soon as you can. 

-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.

Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for children.

-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.

Prepare for your child’s vaccination visit.

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.




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.

You can also check with local Pharmacies for vaccine appointments!

Please check with your local Pharmacy about eligibility and available appointments.

CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.: or Appointment Hotline 800-746-7287
ShopRite Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.:
Walgreens Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.:


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CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Info.:
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