Tag Archives: Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Reluctance: A Fact-Based Conversation! 

As of May 11, 248,962 people in Onondaga County have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 216,069 have completed the vaccine series. Among people eligible to be vaccinated, vaccination rates by zip code range from 41.6% in Syracuse 13204 to 84.7% in Fayetteville 13066. When looking at the entire county population,… Read more >

Kinney Drugs to Partner with Onondaga County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic to Serve Those Age 12 and Older

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced today a partnership between Kinney Drugs and Onondaga County Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this weekend to serve residents age 12 and older. The clinic will be held this Saturday, May 15 from 2 to 5 pm at the Oncenter Convention Center. Individuals may register for… Read more >

COVID-19 Vaccination Saves Lives! Are you ready?

A few years ago, I had written a health blog regarding the importance of vaccination titled “My Salute to the Power of Vaccination”. It seems like déjàvu as I am writing the same topic, this time focusing on the importance of vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though three different COVID-19 vaccines are widely available… Read more >

Don’t forget your flu vaccine this year!

This fall, please remember to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated yearly because immunity to flu viruses declines over time and circulating flu strains often change from year to year. It is especially… Read more >

Onondaga County Immunization Clinic to Reopen—Clinic will Reopen September 30 by Appointment Only

The Onondaga County Immunization Clinic will reopen on Wednesday, September 30. To ensure proper social distancing and to protect the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff members, the clinic will operate by appointment only. The Immunization Clinic, located in the Onondaga County Civic Center at 421 Montgomery Street in Syracuse, will be open… Read more >

National Infant Immunization Week

Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases.  Therefore, it is essential that children be protected by getting all of the recommended immunizations (shots) to protect against serious diseases.  National Infant Immunization Week is recognized during the week of April 21 – April 28, 2018. Immunizations protect the individual as well as families and… Read more >

Time for Back-to-School Vaccines

Now is the time to make sure your kids’ vaccinations (shots) are up-to-date so that they are ready to return to school in September.  Having all school required vaccines not only protects your child from harmful infections, it also protects your family, their classmates and the community.  It is important to contact your child’s health… Read more >

Parent Forum to Address Questions about Vaccines

Are you a new or expectant parent looking for clear and accurate information about vaccines for your baby?  The Onondaga County Health Department will be hosting a FREE Parent Forum on Vaccines for parents to learn more about vaccines and get their questions answered by experts.  A brief presentation on the basics of immunizations will… Read more >

Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? It’s not too late!

The Onondaga County Health Department would like to remind people that it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months old and older get a flu shot each year. Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to prevent… Read more >