Jamestown Gazette

Health Department Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for 6 Months & Older

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Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services

The Chautauqua County Health Department announces upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics for all ages, including persons 6 months and older. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer) for everyone 6 months and older. The benefit of COVID-19 vaccines, like other vaccines, is that those vaccinated get protection without risking the potentially serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19. Vaccinating children can also help relieve the strain on families by providing greater confidence in children participating in childcare, school, and other activities, as well as minimizing the spread of COVID-19 to older or immunocompromised loved ones.

“We have seen a range of symptoms, from very mild to serious illness in children who have been infected with COVID-19 including some cases requiring hospitalization,” said Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County Public Health Director. “Vaccination is the best way to protect our children, friends, and families from COVID-19 infection, and the potentially severe disease, disability and death that the infection can lead to.”

The Chautauqua County Health Department clinics will offer Moderna vaccine for all age groups. Moderna is a two-shot series with the second dose occurring 4 weeks after the first dose.

The clinics will be held at:

Everyone must pre-register for the clinics. Visit https://bit.ly/CHQCOVIDVax to register. If you need assistance with registration, please call 1-866-604-6789 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Parent/legal guardian consent is required for the vaccination of minors. If a parent/guardian is unable to accompany their child, he/she can designate another adult to consent on their behalf in writing, which must include the name and date of birth of the child, the name and signature of the parent/guardian, and the name of designee. Photo identification and masks will be required.

COVID-19 Vaccines are also available at the Health Department’s Mayville office by appointment, and parents may also contact their pediatrician, family health care provider, or pharmacist to inquire about the vaccine. A list of pharmacies that provide the vaccine to this population will be maintained on the County website, chqgov.com, and updated as we become aware of any changes.

Listed below are the criteria for each age and dose of Moderna that will be available:

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and criteria, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

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