COVID-19 VACCINE EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY
Finger Lakes Community Health (FLCH) is now providing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals who are 18 years of age and older. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is a two shot vaccination series. The second dose is scheduled 28 days after your first dose.
The FDA authorized a third dose of Moderna COVID vaccine (this is not a booster shot) to be given to people with moderate to severe immunosuppression. This includes:
• Active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
• Organ transplant recipients who are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
• Stem cell transplant recipients (within the last 2 years or taking immunosuppressive medications)
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (e.g. cortisone, prednisone) or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
The third dose must be given at least 28 days after your second dose. Studies showed inadequate immune responses to only two doses in these populations, so this is considered part of the initial dose series and is not the same as a booster shot.
If you fall into one of these categories and have already completed your 2-dose series, please register for one of the events below.
If you have not completed your 2-dose series, your additional dose will be scheduled at the completion of your 2nd vaccination.
If you have a question about whether you should receive a third dose, please contact your health care provider.
Note: Patients receiving the 3rd dose will need to sign a document attesting that they are immunocompromised and are eligible for a third dose of vaccine based on the criteria above.
On August 18, 2021, Public health officials released a statement saying that adults who received the Moderna vaccines should get a booster shot 8 months after their second dose. This plan is still subject to FDA approval. A booster shot is meant to maintain an already adequate immune response in people who previously completed the series. We will update our website as more information becomes available.
Each event has limited registration. Only registered individuals will be seen at the events.
Those who are eligible include people 18 and older. You do NOT need to be an FLCH patient.
We will be holding COVID-19 vaccination events at several of our FLCH health centers. There will be no out-of-pocket cost to you for this vaccine*. Each event has limited registration. Only registered individuals will be seen at the events.
*If you are insured, a small administrative charge will be billed to your insurance company.
You must register for one of our vaccination events by using the registration links below. You will need to provide demographic and insurance information. Immediately after submitting the form, you will see a confirmation message.
Within five business days, you will receive a voice or text message providing appointment details that you will need to confirm.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Newark Community Health, 513 West Union Street Newark, NY:
Click on the date and the vaccine that works best for you.
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Geneva Community Health, 601 W. Washington Street Geneva, NY:
Click on the date that works best for you.