Health Director Touts Importance Of Youth Vaccinations In Ending COVID-19

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MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Health Director hopes that vaccinating kids against COVID-19 can bring an end to the global pandemic that is about to enter its second year.

This week, several mass COVID vaccination clinics for children ages five to 11 will take place, administering Pfizer’s two-dose shot that now has emergency use authorization for the age group.

Chautauqua County Health Director Christine Schuyler is strongly encouraging parents to consider vaccinating their kids, in hope it will bring an end to the pandemic.

Specifically, she tells us she is concerned about the increase in youth hospitalizations in our area.

“We definitely have had COVID-19 infections in children, and we have had some hospitalizations,” Schuyler said. “Thanks to the Delta Variant we have seen an increase in the spread of COVID-19 not just here, but everywhere.”

There are still several slots open for the first clinic, which is set to get underway on Tuesday afternoon at SUNY JCC. To register, visit and click on the vaccination banner.


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