COVID-19 Booster Doses
A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will help New Yorkers 12 years old and older maximize their protection, prolong the vaccine’s durability and protect New Yorkers at higher risk of infection and severe disease.
Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are free and widely available statewide to all adults 12 and over who received the Pfizer series at least five months prior, the Moderna series at least 5 months prior, or their single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months prior.
WALK-IN MULTI-BRAND VACCINE CLINIC-THURSDAYS 3-5:30 PM
WEEKLY COVID-19 Vaccine clinic every Thursday beginning February 3rd, 2022.
Pfizer vaccines for 5-11, 12-17, and 18 and older
Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available for 18 and older
First, Second, Booster doses are available at the walk-in clinics
No appointments, no pre-registration
Columbia Greene Community College- THURSDAYS 3-5:30 PM 4400 New York 23 Hudson, NY 12534
If you’re getting a Moderna Booster, please view the Moderna Fact Sheet at the following link:Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers (fda.gov)If you’re getting a Pfizer Booster, Please view the Pfizer Fact Sheet at the following link: https://www.fda.gov/media/144413/download
If you’re getting a Johnson & Johnson Booster, Please view the Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet at the following link: https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/download
For ALL vaccine brands, please view the V-safe program information at the following link: V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker | CDC
There is a mandatory observation time of 15-30 mins after vaccination for everyone. Please plan accordingly.
A mask will be required at all times.
Please wear a short sleeve shirt under your outer garments.
Pediatric Pfizer For Ages 5-11
As of November 3, 2021, children ages 5 – 11 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and will protect New York’s children and adolescents from the virus. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone – and will continue to undergo – the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. Young New Yorkers 5 – 17 can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Get the Facts – It’s Safe and Effective
Visit NYSDOH – Protecting Children and Adolescents from the Virus
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.
- Similar to what was seen in adult vaccine trials, the vaccine was nearly 91 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 among children aged 5-11 years in vaccine trials.
- 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 will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot.
- Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, include the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
- 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.
Third Dose/Additional Dose for Immunocompromised
The New York State Department of Health has authorized a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for New Yorkers with moderately or severely compromised immune systems. (Please note: this is not the same as a booster dose. See below for information on booster doses.)
This follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation on August 14, 2021.
Eligible New Yorkers can receive their third dose 28 days after completion of their two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series.
The CDC is currently recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose, including people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood;
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medications 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, cancer chemotherapy that causes severe immunosuppression, or other medications that may suppress your immune response.
The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) amendment for an additional dose is not intended for persons with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, for which there might be mild associated immunosuppression, nor for residents of long-term care facilities who do not otherwise meet the moderate to severe immunocompromised criteria.
If you are unsure if your condition falls into one of the above categories, please talk to your physician prior to calling for an appointment to determine if a third dose is appropriate for you. You will be required to sign an attestation stating that you fall into one of the categories listed above at the time of your appointment.
Updated February 11, 2022: Individuals 12 years or older who received a 3-dose primary series of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine due to moderately to severely immunocompromised conditions should get a booster dose at least 3 months after their 3rd dose.
PLEASE SCROLL THROUGH THIS PAGE TO FIND USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT PHARMACY VACCINE CLINICS AND COLUMBIA COUNTY 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/
Download the Columbia County Health Department mobile app: https://apps.myocv.com/share/