COVID vaccines available for free at the Public Health office on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Tuesday each month from 2 to 4 pm. Schedule an appointment by calling 607-664-2438. No walk ins accepted.
Primary series (1st or 2nd shots) are available here for ages 5 and older.
Bivalent (updated) boosters available here for ages 6 and older at least 2 months after last COVID shot (either 2nd dose or booster).
Wear short sleeves and a mask to the clinic. Bring ID with your date of birth to the clinic. Expect to wait 15 to 30 minutes after your vaccination for observation at the clinic site.
All New York residents age 6 months and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 to the clinic.
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- Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
No, there is no cost or copay for the vaccine.
- Why should I get vaccinated?
The vaccines are important to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19 and from getting seriously ill from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you, your family and friends, and our community, and is an important tool to help get us back to normal. For more information on COVID vaccines visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
- How soon after getting vaccinated am I protected from COVID-19?
Like all vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine does not instantly provide protection. It takes time for your immune system to respond to the vaccine and develop disease-fighting antibodies. To be fully protected, you must wait until after receiving your second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
- Can you tell more about the vaccines currently available in the United States?
There are currently two vaccines available in the U.S. that require two doses:
- For the Moderna vaccine, a second dose is required 28 days after your first dose. Moderna has been shown to be about 95% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection starting 14 days after the second dose. Learn more about the Moderna vaccine.
- For the Pfizer vaccine, a second dose is required 21 days after your first dose. The Pfizer vaccine has been shown to be about 95% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection starting 7 days after the second dose. Learn more about the Pfizer vaccine.
For the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine, no second dose is required. The Janssen vaccine has been shown to be about 72% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infection starting 14 days after vaccination. Learn more about the Janssen vaccine.
All of the vaccines are extremely effective at preventing hospitalization and death related to COVID-19.
The Public Health and Medical communities are confident that these vaccines are safe and effective. While the process to develop these vaccines may seem fast, they were built on years of thorough research and application addressing other types of coronaviruses. All the necessary steps and safety measures were followed during the development of the vaccines, and every study, every phase, and every trial was reviewed by the FDA and safety boards of medical experts. The speed of development was due to the sharing of research and massive collaboration on a scale never attempted before.
- Will I still need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 after being vaccinated?
- What should I expect after I get vaccinated?
Like with all vaccines, there is a chance you may experience some symptoms as your body builds an immune response. Potential side effects may include pain, soreness or swelling at the injection site on the arm, fatigue, fever, or headache. These are signs 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, but should not be taken before you feel symptoms or before you get the vaccine. If you don't feel better within two or three days you should follow up with your doctor.
If you experience other COVID-19 symptoms, such as congestion, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat or loss of taste and smell, they are not related to receiving the vaccine and could mean you have COVID-19. You should consult your healthcare provider and get tested. The vaccine does not cause COVID-19 and contains no ingredients that could cause COVID-19, but you could have already been exposed to COVID-19 before receiving your vaccine or before you were protected.
- Where can I learn more about COVID-19 vaccination?
You can visit the following websites for more information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Key Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
- New York State's Phased Vaccine Distribution Plan
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination: