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COVID-19 Update: TCHD to host Moderna Booster Clinic, Wed, Aug 10, 2pm to 6pm ages 18 plus

(Ithaca, N.Y., August 1, 2022) – Tompkins County Health Department is announcing to the community that there will be a COVID-19 Moderna Booster Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, August 10th, from 2pm-6pm, at Lifelong in downtown Ithaca (119 West Court Street).

The Moderna Booster will be available at this clinic as a 1st booster for everyone ages 18 years or older, who received the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech initial vaccine series at least five months ago or the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months, or as a 2nd booster for eligible people. The following are eligible for a 2nd COVID-19 vaccine booster with Moderna:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) at least four months after their first booster dose.
  • Adults ages 18–49 years who received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both their primary series dose and initial booster dose may receive a second booster dose of an mRNA vaccine at least 4 months after their first booster dose.

Please register for an appointment using the link below or dial 2-1-1 (1-877-211-8667) during business hours, 8:30AM-5:00PM (Monday-Friday) for assistance registering and for transportation options. Please have the date of your second vaccination or first booster available for completing the registration process.

MODERNA BOOSTER CLINIC

Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa stated, “COVID-19 vaccines are working very well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against variants. The booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will help maximize your protection, prolong the vaccine’s durability, and continue to safeguard our communities against the virus. I encourage everyone to get boosted as soon as you are eligible.”

The Tompkins County Health Department is your partner for a healthy community. Find us online at TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health, and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TompkinsPublicHealth and on Twitter at @TompkinsHealth. Sign up to receive COVID-19 updates or other county announcements via email or text.

Media contact: Samantha Hillson, shillson@tompkins-co.org

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