Onondaga County Health Department to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Ages 6 Months—3 Years

ONONDAGA COUNTY, DECEMBER 6, 2022 – Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Commissioner of Health announced that the Onondaga County Health Department will be holding two Moderna COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 6 months—3 years.

The clinics will be held at the Civic Center in Downtown Syracuse on Thursday, December 8 from 9am to 12pm, and on Saturday, December 10 from 9am to 11:30am. Appointments are required and can be made online at covid19.ongov.net/vaccine/.

First and second doses of the Moderna vaccine will be offered at the clinics. Second doses will be available for children who received their first dose at least 4 weeks before the clinic date.

Dr. Anderson explained, “It is important for children starting at 6 months of age to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The rapid spread of the omicron variants and the potential for severe disease in young children are reasons for concern. Notably, COVID hospitalization rates are higher for children under 5 than those 5-17 years old. Please, as we head into the holidays, take steps to make sure everyone in your family is protected.”

ALL residents are urged to stay up-to-date with their COVID vaccines and make an appointment today at one of the many clinics and pharmacies listed on the convenient online Vaccine Finder tool at https://www.vaccines.gov/search/. Those who are 18+ and in need of a primary series or booster dose can make an appointment at the Onondaga County clinic being held on Tuesday, December 13 from 9 to 11:30am and 1 to 3pm at the Civic Center.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and the latest recommendations, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html or call the Onondaga County Health Department at 315-435-2000.