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COVID-19 Vaccine: Safe, Effective, Free

The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be remarkably effective in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. CDC now recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.

On September 1, the CDC announced updated recommendations for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters for people age 12 and up. The updated booster dose is a bivalent formula that both boosts immunity against the original coronavirus strain and also protects against the newer Omicron variants that account for most of the current cases. See which vaccines are approved or authorized for each age group here.

Vaccine Information
For information about the vaccine, safety, clinics, FAQs, and more:


Where Can I Make an Appointment?

  • Use the online COVID-19 Vaccine Finder for a pharmacy or clinic near you.
  • Call your healthcare provider.
  • For appointments at an Onondaga County clinic, see below.


Onondaga County Clinic Details:

  1. All future planned clinics will be listed HERE.
  2. Complete the screening and consent form.
    Print and complete the form in the confirmation email you receive once your appointment is made.
  3. Provide identification/proof of age upon arrival at the clinic.
    Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 
  4. Bring your insurance card with you to the clinic. You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you, and you do not need to have insurance to get the vaccine.
  5. Bring your vaccine card with you if you have received any previous doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

After receiving your vaccine, please register for v-safe, a smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins so you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects or report side effects through the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).


Booster Doses
A COVID-19 booster shot is an additional dose of vaccine to help maintain a level of immunity for longer. CDC advises people to get the same booster as their initial vaccine but allows people to “mix and match” due to availability or preference. Learn more here about boosters. Update: Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for a Pfizer booster dose at least 5 months after completing their primary series.

Second Booster Dose: As of March 29, 2022, a second booster is recommended for certain people. This second booster dose (Pfizer or Moderna vaccine only) is given at least 4 months after the first booster. Those who are eligible include:

  • Adults ages 50+
  • People ages 12+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • Adults ages 18+ who received Johnson & Johnson for their first shot and booster


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Learn More
• New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program

• CDC COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
• Pfizer Vaccine
• Moderna Vaccine
• Janssen/Johnson & Johnson Vaccine