Monroe County will hold clinics to distribute Omicron specific boosters starting Wednesday
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Department of Public Health will distribute the new Omicron variant-specific COVID-19 boosters made by Pfizer starting on Wednesday.
The county’s first clinic will be at the Edgerton Recreation Center. There are clinics in three other locations this week and appointments are required for most of them. You can make an appointment here.
The Department of Health will also provide the new boosters directly at affordable housing locations, senior living facilities, and shelters throughout the fall.
“While the new vaccine is widely available from pharmacies and health care providers throughout the county, we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone who is eligible to get the booster,” said County Executive Adam Bello.
The Pfizer Omicron variant-specific boosters is available to people 12 years and older, whose last COVID-19 vaccination was at least two months ago.
The rollout of the booster targeting the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 comes after its approval from the Centers for Disease Control. The first to approve the booster was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on August 31. Medical experts hope the new boosters and prevent a fall and winter surge.
CLINIC DATES & LOCATIONS
Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 2 – 3:45 p.m.
Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus St.
Friday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Cameron Community Ministries, 48 Cameron St.
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 12 – 2:45 p.m.
Near the Roundhouse Pavilion, Genesee Valley Park (Elmwood Ave. entrance)
Common Ground Health “A Call to Women of Color” Event
Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 19
Monroe County Fleet Center, 145 Paul Rd.