MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department has scheduled a handful of COVID-19 vaccination clinics aimed at immunizing children and babies.
The Health Department clinics will offer Moderna vaccine for all age groups. Moderna is a two-shot series with the second dose occurring four weeks after the first dose.
Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says vaccinating children is critical to moving into what’s known as an “endemic” phase of the virus.
“We have seen a range of symptoms, from very mild to serious illness in children who have been infected with COVID-19 including some cases requiring hospitalization,” said Schuyler in a statement. “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.”
Those looking to attend need to pre-register beforehand online at chqgov.com or via telephone to 1-866-604-6789. For minors, a parent or guardian consent is also required.
The clinics will take place at SUNY JCC’s Carnahan Building on July 13 and August 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at SUNY Fredonia’s Steele Hall on July 14 and August 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.