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 18 years and older. The protein subunit Novavax vaccine is administered intramuscularly as a primary series of two doses (0.5 mL each) 3-8 weeks apart. On August 22, 2022, the CDC lowered the age authorization of Novavax to 12 years of age. Novavax is now the fourth COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the United States under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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.
-CDC recommends COVID-19 primary series 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.
The Bivalent boosters for Moderna and Pfizer target the original strain of COVID plus the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
Monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are NO LONGER authorized for use as boosters.
Pfizer Bivalent fact sheet for caregiver/recipients: https://www.fda.gov/media/153716/download
Moderna Bivalent fact sheet for caregiver/recipients: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download
Important points below:
-Individuals 6 months of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
-Individuals 6 months of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
-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 will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot or a second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 4 weeks after their first shot.
-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. However, the amount of vaccine provided to us each week is beyond our control. Since information has been changing so rapidly, please check back for any updates or changes.
-If you are a veteran and are (or even if not) a member of Hudson Valley or Albany VA health system, you can obtain information about getting the vaccine from your VA health care provider or from the VA COVID-19 Vaccine Information page: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/. The Hudson Valley VA has set up a COVID-19 Vaccine Line 1-845-838-7668.
NY ALERT COVID-19 Vaccine Information Email:
Columbia County has expanded the use of the NY ALERT mass notification system to include a public information category. This addition will allow people to receive general COVID-19 Vaccine Information. The information provided is non-emergency general information which will be sent via email to those who subscribe to NY ALERT and request COVID-19 Vaccine Information. For details on how to subscribe to this FREE service or alter an existing account visit https://www.columbiacountynyhealth.com/news/ny-alert-covid-19-vaccine-information/
COVID-19 VACCINE FRAUD: New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov.
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. Many pharmacies locally are currently accepting walk-in 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/
NY ALERT COVID-19 Vaccine Information: https://www.columbiacountynyhealth.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-information/