Youth COVID-19 Vaccinations Set To Get Underway In Chautauqua County

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JAMESTOWN – The first round of youth COVID-19 vaccination clinics will get underway next week in Chautauqua County. 

This week the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for emergency use for children ages 5 to 11 in a two-dose series.  











County health leaders say the vaccine is formulated specifically for this age group, and is a much lower dosage than that of the vaccine approved for those 12 and up. 

“After rigorous review, scientists and medical experts have deemed COVID-19 vaccination safe and effective for everyone 5 years of age and older,” said Christine Schuyler, County Public Health Director.  “Vaccination is the best way to protect our children, friends, and families from COVID-19 infection, and the potentially severe disease, disability and death that the infection can lead to.” 







Starting next Tuesday, clinics for the age group will take place with registration required at chqgov.com. Vaccines will be provided for children at no cost. The adult bringing the child to the clinic must present a government-issued ID card. Every person is required to wear a mask. 

The clinics will take place as follows:  





















Location: Jamestown Community College Physical Education Building (290 Curtis St. Jamestown, NY)
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com
Second Dose: Tuesday, November 30, 4:00 PM-7:00 PM 

Location: SUNY Fredonia Steele Hall (280 Central Ave. Fredonia, NY)
Date/Time: Saturday, November 13, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com
Second Dose: Saturday, December 4, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Location: Chautauqua Lake Central School Elementary gymnasium
Date/Time: Saturday, December 18, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Clinic Type: Indoors
Registration Format: Please pre-register at chqgov.com
Second Dose: Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM 

In addition to the above county clinics, parents can contact their pediatrician, family health care provider, or pharmacist to inquire about the vaccine. A list of pharmacies that provide the vaccine is posted online at chqgov.com. 

 

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