Counties plan child COVID vax clinics

Genesee County’s next COVID vaccination clinic will be Wednesday.

BATAVIA — With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Appointments for pediatric doses of the vaccine are becoming available across the region over the next few days.

Check with your pediatrician’s office to schedule an appointment.

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation said Friday that pharmacies in our region are also beginning to take appointments for children to be vaccinated. CVS, Walgreens and Wegmans have opened appointments at select locations so far and expect to add more sites in the coming weeks, the foundation said.

“Community-based clinics across our region are coming on line over the next few weeks. Because of demand, appointments are going fast right now,” Rochester Health said. “Many clinics are already full, but more clinics will be scheduled soon.”

Rochester Health said that as of Friday, community-based clinics, specifically for children ages 5 to 11, at the Orleans County and Genesee County health departments still had availability. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Orleans County’s clinic is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Health Department, 14016 Route 31, Albion. Make an appointment at https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=CFF6F873BEDF029CE0530A6C7C15581C or call (585) 589-2765.

Genesee County’s clinic is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at County Building No. 2, 3837 W. Main Street Rd., Batavia. Make an appointment at https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=CFF6F873BEDF029CE0530A6C7C15581C or call (585) 344-2580.

A vaccine finder is available at https://flvaccinehub.org/getting-your-vaccine/-vaccine-finder

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