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The Niagara County Department of Health will offer free COVID-19 vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older at upcoming clinics. Children ages 6 months to 4 years old may receive the Pfizer vaccine, while children ages 6 months to 5 years old can receive the Moderna vaccine.
"Vaccinations are the most effective way to protect against severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications from COVID-19," NCDOH Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton said. "The availability of vaccine for children under 5 years old provides us another opportunity to safeguard the health of our children and our communities. I urge parents and caregivers to discuss COVID-19 vaccination with their child’s pediatrician or medical provider.”
NCDOH will continue to work with local medical providers to redistribute vaccine and coordinate vaccination clinics at pediatric and family medicine practices. For families who are unable to receive vaccination through their medical home, both Pfizer and Moderna will be available at upcoming vaccination clinics.
NCDOH will conduct vaccination clinics throughout the summer at family-friendly events and locations.
“Our public health nurses have training and experience vaccinating young children, and we hope these clinics will be a positive experience for all,” Stapleton.
Any individual receiving a vaccination will be eligible for a free ice cream cone at certain locations. For more details and all registration links please visit: https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule includes:
√ July 23 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Artpark at Lewiston
√ July 29 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Krull Park in Olcott
√ Aug. 3-7 at the Niagara County Fair in Lockport
√ Aug. 19-20 at Pendleton Home Days
COVID-19 first, second, third/additional doses for immune compromised individuals, and initial boosters and additional boosters, will be available at all NCDOH vaccination clinics. Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Additional information regarding COVID-19 vaccination and all registration links are available on the NCDOH website at https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Vaccine.
For more, visit http://www.niagaracounty.com/health or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niagaracountyhealth.