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Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of 01/25/22

COVID-19 vaccine for people under 18

All individuals 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, people under 18 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Booster doses

There are now booster recommendations for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Booster doses can help give your immune system a reminder so it can continue to provide protection from COVID-19. Booster doses will help provide longevity and durability to your immunity.

  • New Yorkers 12 years and older who received their Pfizer-BioNTech initial vaccine series at least five months ago are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech booster. 
  • New Yorkers 18 years and older who received the Moderna initial vaccine series at least five months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago are eligible for a booster dose. 
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised New Yorkers 12 years and older who received their Pfizer-BioNTech additional dose (third dose) at least five months ago are eligible for a booster dose (fourth dose) of an mRNA vaccine.
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised New Yorkers 18 years and older who received their Moderna additional dose (third dose) at least five months ago are eligible for a booster dose (fourth dose) of an mRNA vaccine.
  • Children 5-11-year-olds with certain immunocompromising conditions who received their Pfizer-BioNTech initial vaccine series at least 28 days ago are eligible for an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Learn more at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/booster-doses or https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1021-covid-booster.html.

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers and Clinics

Local Health Department Clinics

The COVID-19 vaccine is provided at no cost to you. We offer all three of the currently approved vaccine choices at most of our clinics: Pfizer (available for anyone 5+ years old); Johnson & Johnson (available for anyone 18+ years old); and Moderna (available for anyone 18+ years old). Initial doses and booster doses are available at most of our clinics. Please note: Pfizer for people ages 5-11 will only be offered at certain clinics (see below for what ages can get vaccinated at each clinic).

Upcoming clinic dates and times are:

  • Friday, January 28, from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Watkins Glen Community Center
  • Friday, January 28, fro2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Watkins Glen Community Center 
    • Ages 5-11 ONLY
    • Registration required - click here to register
    • This clinic will only be offering Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.
  • Friday, February 4, from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Watkins Glen Community Center
    • ANYONE 5 and older
    • Walk-ins accepted until 5:30 PM for people 12 and older – link not yet available
    • Registration required for 5-11 year olds - click here to register
  • Friday, February 11, from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Watkins Glen Community Center
  • Friday, February 18, from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Watkins Glen Community Center   
    • ANYONE 5 and older
    • Walk-ins accepted until 5:30 PM for people 12 and older – link not yet available
    • Registration required for 5-11 year olds - click here to register
  • Friday, February 25, from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Watkins Glen Community Center

COVID-19 Vaccination for Home-bound Individuals

Are you or a loved one homebound and in need of COVID-19 vaccination? Call us at 607-535-8140. We can schedule eligible individuals for an in-home COVID-19 vaccine appointment with our public health nurses. The vaccine is provided at no cost to you.


Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
  • Bring a photo ID/proof of age.
  • Wear a short-sleeve shirt if possible, or something with easy access to the upper arm.
  • Wear a face mask/covering that covers your nose and mouth.
  • If you require an Epi Pen for ANY allergy, please bring it with you.
  • Bring your health insurance card, if available. Please note - the vaccine is provided at no cost to you, even if you do not have insurance. There is no cost or co-pay for the vaccine. While some locations charge an administration fee to people's insurance, anything that's not covered by insurance should not be charged to the patient. If you end up receiving a bill, reach out to the location's billing department to get it corrected.
  • Please remember to complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form prior to your appointment. The form can be found at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine.


Pharmacy vaccinations

Please check their websites for information about vaccine availability and when and how to make an appointment.

Eligible individuals can check with their primary care provider's office.

Some offices and health systems are providing vaccinations.

All eligible individuals can register to attend a NYS-run vaccination clinic. 

Visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or call the NYS Vaccination Hotline 1-833-697-4829 to register. Ten of New York's mass vaccination sites are now administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible 5- to 11- year-olds. Parents and guardians can make appointments at a state-run vaccine site for their child at ny.gov/vaccine.

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