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Posted on: January 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] YCPH COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics

Moderna vaccine

YCPH COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics:

  • Anyone 12 years and older can attend our open clinic hours. All 12-17 year olds must have a parent/guardian present to give consent for vaccination.
  • 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer and Moderna are available at vaccine clinics. 
  • Third doses of Pfizer and Moderna are available for individuals who are moderately or and severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments. These conditions and treatments include but are not limited to:
    • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
    • Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
    • Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
    • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
    • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
    • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
  •  NEW - Pfizer Booster doses for Specified Individuals (September 24, 2021)

If you received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for your primary series and it has been six months since your 2nd dose, a booster dose can be given to only the following: 

  • individuals 65 years of age and older, and residents in long-term care settings
  • individuals 50-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions*
  • individuals 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions, based on individual benefit and risks. 
  • individuals 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting, based on their individual benefits and risks. **

 *Underlying Medical conditions include:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

** Examples of occupational and institutional settings:

  • Essential workers (frontline and non-frontline) i.e.: medical and healthcare, telecommunications, information technology systems, first responders, public safety, defense, food and agriculture, education, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater, and law enforcement, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments. Click here for more information on eligible workers.   
  • Unpaid caregiver of a frail or immunocompromised person
  • Paid and unpaid workers who interact within <6ft of others
  • Live in a congregate setting (e.g. homeless shelter, correctional facility)

If you meet Pfizer booster dose eligibility criteria above, please click on the Pfizer booster dose clinic registration links below and schedule an appointment.  We also offer walk in registration at our open clinic hours. 

Moderna and J&J Booster doses are not currently approved. 


When: Thursday, September 30th  12:00pm to 2:00pm
Old Gordmans (former Peebles) 254 Lake St Penn Yan
Pre-register for an appointment below or give us a call at 315-536-5160 and we will help you register!  Walk-in registration is available at open clinic hours as well. 

Registration Links:
Pfizer 1st dose (12 years and up): Click Here
Pfizer 2nd dose: Click Here
Pfizer 3rd dose for moderately or severely immunocompromised: Click Here
Pfizer Booster dose (must meet eligibility criteria above): Click Here

Moderna 1st dose (18 years and up): Click Here
Moderna 2nd dose: Click Here
Moderna 3rd dose for Moderately and severely immunocompromised: Click Here

What do I need to bring to my appointment? 

  • Make sure you wear a short sleeve shirt that will allow vaccinators access to your upper arm
  • Bring your photo ID or drivers license/passport for proof of age. 

Individuals without internet and/or computer: 

Individuals in our community who have no internet and/or computer and are trying to find a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, can call Yates County Public Health at 315-536-5160 and we will register you for an appointment.  Our clinics are now accepting walk-ins so you can come to a clinic that works for you and we will register you there! 

Pharmacies are only able to vaccinate 12 years and older   Check the following pharmacy websites for vaccination appointments. 

NYS Vaccination Hotline # 1-833-697-4829 - You can call this hotline to see if you are eligible and to schedule a vaccination appointment at a NYS sponsored vaccination site.

Other websites to check for vaccination clinic information: 

Mosaic Health in Rushville  

Finger Lakes Community Health 

Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub

NYS Sponsored Vaccination Clinics information  

Finger Lakes Health

Thompson Health

Schuyler Hospital 

New York State COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs 

Yates County Vaccination Clinic FAQs                

  • Do I have to have an appointment to get vaccinated?
    • Yes, registration is highly recommended to receive the vaccine. We do also allow walk-ins at our clinics. 
  • How will I find out when registration for more clinics becomes available? 
    • Each time we receive a shipment of vaccine from the State, we will open registration for additional clinics.  We will announce registration through our website and facebook page. 
  • What do I need to bring to my appointment? 
    • Make sure you wear a short sleeve shirt that will allow vaccinators access to your upper arm
    • Bring your photo ID
    • If you are eligible due to age, you should bring a form of ID (drivers license or passport) that includes your date of birth 
  • What are some other ways I can get vaccinated? 
    • Pharmacists are able to vaccinate anyone 12 years and older. 
  • Do I have to pay to get the vaccine? 
    • No, there is no cost or co-pay for the vaccine.
  • Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
    • No – appointments are not transferrable. If you cannot make your appointment time, you should cancel and re-register sometime in the future.
  • How soon after getting vaccinated am I protected from COVID-19?
    • The COVID-19 vaccine, like all vaccines, does not instantly provide protection. It takes time for your immune system to respond to the vaccine and develop disease-fighting antibodies.   
  • Can you tell more about the vaccines that are currently available in the US? 
    • Moderna
      • Second dose is required 28 days after your first dose
      • Found to be 95% effective starting 14 days after the second dose. 
      • Third doses are recommended for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals 
    • Pfizer
      • Second dose is required 21 days after your first dose
      • Found to be 95% effective starting 7 days after the second dose.
      • Third doses are recommended for moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals
      • Booster doses are recommended for specific individuals. See eligibility criteria above
    • Janssen and Janssen ( J&J)
      • Only one dose is required. 
      • Found to be 67% effective at preventing moderate to severe illness starting 14 days after vaccination and 85% effective 28 days after vaccination. 
  • What should I expect after I get vaccinated?
    • You will need to wait for 15 minutes after you get your vaccine.  
    • Like all vaccines and other medications, there is a chance you might experience some symptoms after you get it.  There is a possibility that you might feel some fatigue or some pain or muscle soreness at the injection site - you could even have a fever. These are signs that the vaccine is working, and your immune system is responding to the vaccine and learning how to fight off the virus.  Mild pain relievers should help you feel better. If you don't feel better within two or three days, you should follow up with your doctor
  • How will I get my second dose of vaccine? 

    • People will be expected to get their second dose of vaccine through the same vaccinator that provided their first dose. You will receive information on how to schedule your second dose at your appointment for your first dose.

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