COVID-19

Covid-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and free. It’s the most effective tool in preventing COVID-19 and reducing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications. Please continue to wear a mask where appropriate or mandated and follow all other health guidelines. Stay home if you’re sick and get tested if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.

 We offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. To schedule an appointment, please visit our Patient Portal  or call us at (845) 563-8000.

 

For other vaccine sites, visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/

Who Can Get Vaccinated?

Everyone ages 6 months and older can get the COVID vaccine.
The number of doses for infants aged 6 months to children age 5 varies depending on the vaccine manufacturer.
Visit the CDC website for more information on children’s vaccines

COVID-19 Booster Shots Available to All Age 12 and Up

The COVID booster was updated and approved for use on August 31, 2022. This booster vaccine provides immunity from the original strains of COVID and has been expanded to include protection from the Omicron variant, which has been circulating most of 2022.

An illustration of COVID-19 vaccines.

Who Should Get a Booster Shot

Everyone 12 years and older is eligible for the booster. The booster just needs to be timed at least two months since your primary series of your last booster vaccine. *For example:  I received a booster on July 27, so I will be eligible to get the updated booster on Sept. 27.

Currently the CDC recommends a single Bivalent/Updated COVID booster. There is no recommendation for additional boosters, but that may change in the future.

If you already have had COVID-19, protection will decrease over time and you should still get the updated booster. For the best response, wait three months from your COVID infection before getting the updated booster.

Flu and COVID boosters can be given at the same time. Both vaccines have been shown to have similar side effects.

An informational chart showing age groups who should receive a COVID-19 booster.

If You Test Positive For Or Were Exposed To COVID-19

Read New York State’s guidelines for isolation and quarantine here or see these fact sheets:

Isolation & Quarantine FAQs

How Long You Should Isolate or Quarantine

More Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine

 

New York State has shortened the quarantine period to 5 days, in most cases. Review the links above for specifics.

For additional information:

New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-697-4829

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information