Ontario County hosting additional booster dose drive-through clinic
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Ontario County is hosting a clinic for anyone who wants to get an additional booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Only those who have completed their initial vaccination series of either one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer to Moderna vaccines, as well as gotten their first booster dose at least four months ago are eligible. The clinic is open to people who are not Ontario County residents.
The following are eligible for an additional booster dose:
- Those 50 years old and older who received their initial Moderna or Pfizer doses and first booster.
- Those 18 to 49 years old who received their initial Johnson & Johnson dose and booster dose.
- Anyone 18 and older with a moderate or severe immunocompromised condition, including:
- Actively undergoing treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.
- Solid-organ transplant recipients who are taking immunosuppressive therapy.
- CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients who are within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy.
- Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency, such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
- Those with advanced or untreated HIV infection.
- Those who are actively being treated with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., at least 20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
The clinic will be held in a drive-through format and the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be offered. Recipients must bring proof of vaccination so that they can prove their eligibility.
Click here for more information or to register for the clinic.