COVID-19 Vaccination

The Niagara County Department of Health will continue to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine at several sites.

  • CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group:
    • Ages 6 months through 4 years should get all COVID-19 primary series doses,
    • Ages 5 years and older should get all primary series doses, and updated COVID-19 boosters if eligible.
  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection against COVID-19.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.
  • For people ages 12 years and older, the only authorized mRNA booster is the updated (bivalent) booster. People ages 12 years and older can no longer get the original (monovalent) mRNA booster.
  • COVID-19 vaccine and booster recommendations may be updated as CDC continues to monitor the latest data.

 

COVID-19 primary series vaccination for children and teens

Child’s Age

Pfizer-BioNTech

Moderna

Novavax

6 months–4 years old

3 dose primary series

2 dose primary series

Not authorized

5 years old

2 dose primary series

2 dose primary series

Not authorized

6–11 years old

2 dose primary series

Not authorized

Not authorized

12–17 years old

2 dose primary series

Not authorized

2 dose primary series*

 

The Novavax* COVID-19 vaccine is authorized as a 2-dose primary series only—and not as a booster dose—at this time.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and dosage for children and teens, visit:

Appointments are strongly recommended and ALL children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Booster Doses

There are now booster recommendations for all available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

COVID-19 booster doses are now recommended for all individuals ages 5 years and older as follows:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Monovalent): All individuals 5 to 11 years of age at least five (5) months after completion of primary series. Only 1 booster is authorized for children 5 -11 years of age.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Bivalent): All individuals 12 years of age and older at least two (2) months after completion of primary series or monovalent booster.
  • Moderna (Bivalent): All individuals 18 years of age and older at least two (2) months after completion of primary series or monovalent booster.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022                                                     3:00 PM – 6:00 PM  

Orleans-Niagara BOCES

3181 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

 

NEW! Saturday, October 1, 2022                                                   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

YMCA – Open House

5833 Snyder Rd., Lockport, NY 14094

NEW! Monday, October 3, 2022                                                     3:00 PM – 6:00 PM  

Niagara Wheatfield HS, ALC

2292 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

NEW! Friday, October 14, 2022                                                      9:00 AM – 1:00 PM  

St. John de LaSalle (Health Fair)

8600 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14304

NEW! Friday, October 21, 2022                                                      9:00 AM – 1:00 PM  

John Duke Senior Center

1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14301

NEW! Thursday, October 27, 2022                                                 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Niagara University – Gallagher Center

5795 Lewiston Rd., NU 14109

Please use the above links to secure an appointment time. If you are unable to register online, please call 716-278-1900.  If you are registering for a booster dose, please have your vaccine card available, you will be asked to confirm your previous vaccination dates.

Second/Third Dose Appointments:

All individuals that receive a 1st dose at a Niagara County DOH clinic, will be informed of the earliest date the 2nd dose is recommended.  Second/Third doses should be administered as follows:

  • Pfizer:
    • For individuals 6 months and older that received Pfizer– schedule the 2nd dose 3 – 8 weeks after the 1st dose.
    • For individuals 6 months and older that received Pfizer– schedule the 3rd dose at least 8 weeks after the 2nd
  • Moderna: For individuals 6 months and older that received Moderna – schedule the 2nd dose 4 – 8 weeks after the 1st dose

Note: the registration system will display an error message if registration for a 2nd dose date is earlier than the recommended interval.

Vaccination of Minors:

All children ages 6 months and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  NCDOH recommends that all minors be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Providers may accept a COVID-19 Immunization Screening and Consent Form completed by the parent or guardian, where the parent or guardian is not available in person or by phone to provide consent to vaccinate.  Look for the form under “Vaccination of Minors Ages 5 – 17 Years” here: www.niagaracounty.com/health/Vaccine  Unaccompanied minors should also bring ID/proof of date of birth (birth certificate, passport, learning permit/driver’s license, benefits care, etc.).  


Vaccine Finder: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489 )