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#VaxforKids pop-up vaccination at NU, ON-BOCES


Fri, Jan 21st 2022 02:00 pm

#VaxforKids pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations:

•Niagara University Lower Level Gallagher Center, 2-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21

5795 Lewiston Road.

  • Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen/J&J, Moderna
  • To register: 5-11-year-olds’ first dose here; 5-11 second dose here; 12-plus here; 18-plus Janssen/J&J here
  • Incentive: Free general admission ticket to the Jan. 21 men's basketball game for booster recipients, while supplies last.
  • Event partner: Niagara County Department of Health
  • Ages 5+

•Orleans-Niagara BOCES

Niagara Career & Technical Educational Center, 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26

3181 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn

  • To register: 5-plus first dose here; 5-plus second dose here; 12-plus booster here; Janssen/J&J single dose 18-plus here
  • Event partner: Niagara County Department of Health
  • Ages 5+

Children ages 5 and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. As of Jan. 7, adolescents ages 12 and older are eligible for a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least five months after completing their initial vaccine series. Additionally, children 5-11 with certain immunocompromising conditions are now eligible for an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 28 days after completing their initial vaccine series. Pediatric providers, parents, and guardians are encouraged to visit ny.gov/VaxForKidsny.gov/Boostersny.gov/GetTheVaxFacts, or watch the health commissioner's new PSA here

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and widely available statewide, including at over 2,000 locations administering the vaccine for children. All state mass-vaccination sites are administering the vaccine for children ages 5 years and older, boosters for New Yorkers 12 years and older, and additional doses for immunocompromised children 5 years and older.

In addition to the state's pop-up and mass vaccination sites, New Yorkers can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Parents and guardians can also contact their child's pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine to this age group.

Parents and guardians can visit the Department of Health website for more information on recommended childhood and adolescent immunizations.

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