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Putnam County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Today & a second Clinic is Scheduled for January 4th!

The Putnam County Department of Health has two upcoming COVID clinics open for online registration at: www.putnamcountyny.com/health/covid19/#vaxinfo

Children five to eleven years of age are eligible for either a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Adults are eligible to receive first doses, second doses and boosters of both the Modern and Pfizer vaccines. The first clinic is Tuesday, December 28, in Carmel Plaza at the former Dressbarn location, from 1 to 3:30pm. A second clinic will be held on Tuesday, January 4, in Philipstown at the Claudio Marzollo Community Center, located on Route 9D in Garrison. Both clinics run from 1 to 3:30pm.

Second doses and boosters will be given provided that the proper amount of time has passed. Second doses follow three to four weeks after the initial dose, depending which initial vaccine was received. Boosters for adults can be given if six months has passed since the second dose was received, or two months after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson. Individuals who received the “J&J” shot initially, may receive either Moderna or Pfizer boosters, since the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will not be available at these clinics.

To be eligible for a Moderna booster, an individual must be 18 years and older. Pfizer boosters can be given to those 16 years of age and older. If an individual 16 or 17 years old received two doses of Pfizer more than six months ago, a Pfizer booster is the only option. Those 18 years of age and older can switch vaccines manufacturers if desired.

COVID vaccines are also given at health department regularly scheduled immunization clinics. For further information or to schedule an appointment, call the health department at 845-808-1390.

More COVID vaccine clinics are planned for January. Stay tuned and check the health department website or follow the PCDOH on social media @PutnamHealthNY.


 

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