Are you a member of our Ithaca College community seeking a COVID-19 booster?
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) announced on Monday that it will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, November 30, from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the TCHD building located at 55 Brown Road in Ithaca. The clinic will be administering the updated bivalent Moderna COVID-19 booster, which added key components to the vaccine composition to be more effective against Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants. Receiving an updated booster dose helps to restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination by targeting variants that are more transmissible and evade the immune system, while also helping to reduce the severity of the illness should you become infected. This is a great opportunity to receive a booster prior to the upcoming winter holiday season.
Please note that this clinic will require registration and is only available to individuals aged 18 years and older. You can register for this clinic at the below link:
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 2:00-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tompkins County Health Department | 55 Brown Road Ithaca, NY 14850
WHO: Individuals 18+ years old
You are eligible to receive an updated booster dose at least two months following your last vaccination, regardless of whether it was a completion of your initial series, a first booster or a second booster dose. To find out if you are eligible for a booster dose, use the CDC’s interactive, online Booster Tool. According to the CDC, if you recently had COVID-19, you should wait to get vaccinated until symptoms are gone and you have completed your isolation period.
Booster doses are also available at local pharmacies and healthcare provider offices. Find a vaccine near you online at vaccines.gov or dial 2-1-1 (1-877-211-8667) for assistance. You will need to present your vaccination card demonstrating which vaccine you were given and the date your vaccine was received to obtain an updated booster dose.