Second COVID-19 booster doses now available

Staff Reports

Yates County Public Health offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the first and fourth Thursday of the month from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Yates County Office Building located at 417 Liberty St. Penn Yan.

“Individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions can now receive a second booster dose to help increase their protection further from severe disease and hospitalization,” reports Yates County Public Health Director Sara Christensen.

YATES COUNTY – Starting April 4, the New York State Department of Health approved second COVID-19 booster doses for eligible individuals.

Sara Christensen

“Individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions can now receive a second booster dose to help increase their protection further from severe disease and hospitalization,” reports Yates County Public Health Director Sara Christensen.

Second booster dose eligibility requirements

  • People aged 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least four months after the first booster dose.
  • All adults aged 50 years and older regardless of health status may choose to receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least four months after the first booster dose.
  • People ages 18-49 years regardless of health status who received Janssen/Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least four months after the first J&J booster dose.

“COVID-19 vaccine is also available at many local pharmacies which offers the opportunity to make an appointment that works best for your schedule,” says Christensen.

Yates County Public Health offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the first and fourth Thursday of the month from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Yates County Office Building located at 417 Liberty St. Penn Yan.

Call Yates County Public Health's office at 315-536-5160 with any questions, or visit their website at www.yatescountypublichealth.org to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and where you can find them near you.