Oswego County Maintains Extended Clinic Hours for Back-to-School Immunizations – Oswego County Today

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OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department has announced its immunization clinic schedule for August, which includes extended hours for back-to-school immunizations. These clinics will offer the required vaccination panel for children entering kindergarten as well as vaccines and boosters for older students, and pediatric and adult vaccinations against COVID-19.

“These clinics offer all required school vaccinations for children in addition to COVID-19 vaccines,” said Vera Dunsmoor, acting director of public health for Oswego County. “As many primary care providers are already booked for the fall, this is another opportunity for parents to get their children vaccinated.”

Immunization clinics are held at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego. Staff administer general vaccinations for children and adults, including COVID-19 vaccines, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Appointments are required.

On Wednesday, August 10, the health department is offering a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available for ages 18 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available for people aged 6 months and older. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted.

Anna Reitz, Senior Public Health Nurse for Oswego County, said, “We are extending our clinic hours to help working parents get their children vaccinated before the new school year begins. We will include evening appointments on Tuesday August 23 and 30 and offer an additional morning clinic on Saturday August 27.

Anyone needing help making appointments with county immunization clinics can call the COVID-19 hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 315-349-3330. Seniors 60 and older who need help scheduling an appointment can also contact the Office for Aging at 315-349-3484.

Home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed to those vaccinated at upcoming clinics while supplies last. Face masks are required at all Oswego County Health Department vaccination sites.

For general immunization information, call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3547. For information on COVID-19, visit the Oswego County Health Department’s COVID-19 page at: health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 or call the COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330.

For personal medical advice related to vaccinations, boosters or treatments for COVID-19, residents can contact their health care provider directly.

Under New York State Public Health Law, the Oswego County Health Department is the local public health authority for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the county of Oswego. The Oswego County Health Department is working closely with the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 surveillance, response, and reporting.

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