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Oneida County holding Pfizer booster vaccine clinics in Rome, Utica

Oneida County will hold two booster vaccine clinics next week for those who are eligible to get the Pfizer shots.

Posted: Sep 28, 2021 11:03 AM
Updated: Sep 29, 2021 11:10 AM

Oneida County will hold two booster vaccine clinics for those who are eligible to get the Pfizer shots.

The first will be held at Griffiss International Airport in Rome on Thursday, Sept. 30 and the second will be at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Jorgensen Center in Utica on Friday, Oct. 1. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

The CDC recommends those 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, and those 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions get the boosters.

Any adults with underlying conditions or who work jobs that put them at high risk of contacting COVID also qualify to get the booster shot.

Underlying conditions that put people at high risk of contracting COVID include:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
  • Severe obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
    Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's Disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

The shots are only for those who previously received the two Pfizer vaccine shots, and it must have been at least six months since the second shot was administered.

Residents must bring a valid COVID-19 vaccine card or Excelsior Pass with proof of previous Pfizer vaccines, and sign an attestation form confirming they meet one or more of the qualifications. 

Those who do not have either form of proof should contact the Oneida County Health Department at 315-798-5431 before their appointment.

To make an appointment for a county booster vaccine, click here.

Booster shots are also available at local pharmacies. To find a location near you, click here.

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