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Posted on: January 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] YCPH COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics

Moderna vaccine

YCPH COVID 19 Vaccine Clinics:

  • We will be holding separate vaccination clinics initially for 5-11 year olds only. This vaccine will only be offered at these specific clinics and will not be available at our weekly Wednesday and Thursday clinics. A parent/guardian must be present at the clinic. 
  • Anyone 12 years and older can attend our open clinic hours on Wednesday and Thursdays. All 12-17-year-olds must have a parent/guardian present to give consent for vaccination.
  • 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. 

Pfizer & Moderna Booster doses for Eligible Individuals 

If you received the Pfizer or Moderna 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,
  • individuals 18-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions
  • 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. 

J&J Booster Doses: 
Recommended for persons aged 18 years and older and it has been 2 months or greater since your first dose of J&J vaccine.

Moderately & Severely Immunocompromised Individuals 
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.


When: November 10th  3:00pm to 5:30pm  *Clinic hours have been extended due to Thursday being a holiday and we will not be holding a clinic.
Old Gordmans (former Peebles) 254 Lake St Penn Yan
Pre-register for an appointment below. If you need help with registering for an appointment,  give us a call at 315-536-5160.  Walk-in registration is available at open clinic hours as well. 

Appointment Registration Links:  
Pfizer 1st dose (12 years and up): Click Here
Pfizer 2nd dose (12 years and up): Click Here
Pfizer Booster dose (must meet eligibility criteria above): Click Here

Moderna 1st dose (18 years and up):Click Here
Moderna 2nd dose (18 years and up): Click Here
Moderna Booster dose (must meet eligibility criteria above): Click Here 

J&J First Dose (18 years and up): Click Here
J&J Vaccine Booster Dose (18 years and up): Click Here

When: Thursday, November 11th: No clinic due to Veteran's Day holiday. 

Pfizer clinic for children 5 through 11 years of age only

* This will be the only type of vaccine offered. 
When: Monday, November 15th  3:30pm to 5:30pm  
Old Gordmans (former Peebles) 254 Lake St Penn Yan
Appointments are required.  Pre-register for an appointment below. If you need help with registering for an appointment, please call us at 315-536-5160.

*Please have your child wear a short sleeve shirt to the clinic.
* This is a two dose series. Your child will need a 2nd dose 3 weeks from their 1st dose. You will receive the 2nd dose appointment at the 1st dose clinic.
Registration Link- Click Here

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 adult vaccination clinics are  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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