Booster Clinic on Tuesday, June 7 at the Civic Center, register HERE!

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 recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals age 5 and older while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for ages 18 and up. Update: Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for a Pfizer booster dose at least 5 months after completing their primary series.

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, go HERE.
  • Walk-ins are welcome at the NYS Fairgrounds clinic. For hours and appointments at any NYS clinic go HERE.
  • For an appointment for your 5- to 11-year-old,  call your child’s doctor, their school district, local pharmacies, or go HERE.

 

Onondaga County Clinic Details:

  1. See our list of upcoming clinics 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).

 

Primary Series and Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines

Ages  5-11: Two pediatric doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); booster 5 months after the second dose. Parents who wish to have their 5- to 11-year-old vaccinated should call their child’s primary care provider, their school district, or local pharmacies for information about vaccine availability for that age group.
Ages 12-17: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); Pfizer booster 5 months after the second dose
Ages 18+: Two doses of Pfizer (21 days apart); booster 5 months after the second dose OR

Two doses of Moderna (28 days apart); booster 5 months after the second dose OR

Single dose of Johnson & Johnson (J&J); booster 2 months after the single dose

Immunocompromised
individuals:
Additional dose of vaccine as part of their primary series. If you are eligible, you should get this additional dose 28 days after your second dose of Pfizer (ages 5+) or Moderna (ages 18+) vaccine OR after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine (ages 18+)

Booster 3 months after your third dose of Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+), or 2 months after your second dose of J&J vaccine (ages 18+).

Consult with your healthcare provider for further guidance.

 

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

 

Learn More
Vaccine Q&A Flyer ENGLISH | ARABIC | SPANISH | NEPALESE | SOMALI | SWAHILI
• New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program

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