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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Recently, the FDA, CDC and NYSDOH authorized getting a COVID-19 booster if you are 18 years of age and older and fully vaccinated.

Individuals who received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months or more ago can receive a booster.

  • CDC is recommending a booster for:
    • All persons aged 65 and over
    • All persons age 50 and over with underlying medical conditions
  • CDC states the following groups may receive a booster:
    • All persons aged 18 and over whose profession or work environment puts them at increased risk of contracting COVID-19.
    • All persons aged 18 and over with underlying medical conditions
    • All persons aged 18 and over who live in long-term care settings

Booster shots are recommended for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals are now able to “mix and match” boosters so you may choose which brand of vaccine you receive as a booster (either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson).

Severely immunocompromised individuals should receive a third dose of either Pfizer or Moderna at least 4 weeks after their second dose. This third dose is different from a booster.

In order for us to accommodate the increased demand for sick and acute care visits, we encourage you to get your COVID-19 vaccine booster at a local pharmacy or state-run clinic. Boosters are free and readily available. Click here to find a location near you.

Hudson Headwaters is here for your health care needs, and we are adapting to best serve you. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Please see “COVID-19 News and Announcements” below for information regarding the recently announced staff vaccine mandate.

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Options

The COVID-19 vaccine is available at many of our health center locations. Visit www.vaccines.gov to find vaccine options available (including boosters) near you.

If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, please choose one of the following to get vaccinated:

  • Walk-in at any state-run vaccination site or visit a local pharmacy
  • Call your health center to inquire about vaccine availability
  • Call your health center to schedule a routine appointment (for any reason) and inquiry about vaccine availability during your visit

If you have already received your COVID-19 vaccine, please help us update your patient record:

  • Send a message to your health care team through your patient portal
  • Call your health center and let them know

We are here to help! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the vaccine, we urge you to contact your health care team by phone or via the patient portal to discuss.

Eligibility

Hudson Headwaters-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics are restricted to full and part-time New York State residents or employees who work in New York State who are deemed eligible to receive the vaccine. You do not have to be a Hudson Headwaters patient to receive the vaccine at one of our clinics if you are eligible, according to New York State.

Vaccine Appointments

Hudson Headwaters has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for eligible patients at our upcoming clinics (select “General Practice” under specialty). Please specify the vaccine manufacturer (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and age in the appointment note. 

  • Mobile Health – SUNY Adirondack Moderna boosters, February 10th Clinic

Please contact health centers directly for the most up-to-date information on the types of vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) available at that location.

To save time, we recommend using this QR Code to fill out the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Form before arrival. If you do, please take a screenshot of your filled-in form to show at check-in.

COVID-19 Testing, Symptoms and Prevention

Click here for directions on using your at-home testing kit. 

COVID-19 tests are available at Hudson Headwaters health centers for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Please call your health center to discuss and schedule the best COVID-19 test option for you.

If you are not yet a Hudson Headwaters patient, COVID-19 and antibody testing is available with a brief visit with one of our providers. This visit can be within a health center, urgent care, or in some cases, a telehealth appointment.

PLEASE CALL your Hudson Headwaters health center if you are experiencing symptoms, have been in close contact with a confirmed case, and/or have recently traveled to a country with an outbreak. Be ready to explain your symptoms, travel history and/or if you were exposed to coronavirus. Luckily, most patients only experience mild symptoms and will recover. For public safety, we strongly encourage home management when appropriate.

FAQs
Do I need to get tested? 
It is important to get tested if you feel ill and/or have had close contact with someone who is either COVID-19 positive or suspected positive. You should also get tested if you have attended a recent protest or other large gatherings, or have recently traveled to a high-risk region, even if you are not experiencing symptoms.

How will I access my test results?
Log in to the Hudson Headwaters Patient Portal to view your test results online. If you are not yet registered for the patient portal, please create your account before your test. Please note: If you choose not to use the patient portal, notification of your test results may be delayed. 

Is there a cost?
Charges may apply and depend on your insurance. Contact your health insurance carrier for more information.

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  • Wash your hands often
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available
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  • Regularly clean and disinfect often-touched surfaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wear a mask or face covering when out in public to prevent spreading germs to others
  • Get the vaccine. Make an appointment here.

COVID-19 News and Announcements

    • 14 JAN 22

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinic in Saranac Lake

    Adirondack Health will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the community on the following Mondays, Jan. 17 and Jan. 31. The clinics will be held in the Annex building next to Adirondack Medical Center from 3 to 6 p.m. Everyone (ages 5 and up) is welcome for vaccination, regardless of health insurance status or county of

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    • 02 DEC 21

    Vaccination and Testing Clinic

    Vaccinations and testing remain the best tools we have to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. We highly recommend that you get vaccinated and boosted as well as get tested as needed. There are now more options than ever to access COVID-19 resources in our region. Below are our recommendations for where and when to

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    • 30 NOV 21

    COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Ages 5-11 Warrensburg

    The Warrensburg Health Center is hosting a first dose Pfizer vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 and 2nd  second dose clinic on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Online scheduling will be available here on Saturday, December 3rd, or appointments can be made anytime by calling 518-623-2844.

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    • 17 NOV 21

    Saranac Lake Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 11/20

    Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health Center will be at Petrova Elementary School (141 Petrova Ave, Saranac Lake, NY) providing 1st and 2nd dose COVID-19 vaccines for 5-18 year olds. 1st Dose: Saturday, November 20, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 2nd Dose: Saturday, December 11, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Parents/guardians must schedule an appointment online before

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    • 16 NOV 21

    COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Ages 5-11 Essex County

    Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters partner with Essex County Health Department to offer Covid-19 vaccine to kids, ages 5-11 Appointments available at locations across Essex County Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network are working with Essex County Health Department to make the

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    • 11 NOV 21

    COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Ages 5-11 Essex County

    Upcoming Children’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics  For Children Ages 5-11 Saturday, November 13, – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Annex Building, Adirondack Medical Center, 2233 State Route 86, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 First come, first serve, no appointment needed. No cost. A second-dose clinic will be held in the same location on Saturday, Dec. 4. Learn

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    • 02 NOV 21

    COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Updates

    Recently, the FDA, CDC and NYSDOH authorized getting a COVID-19 booster if you are 18 years of age and older and fully vaccinated. Individuals who received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months or more ago can receive a booster. CDC is recommending a booster for: All persons aged 65 and over All persons age 50 and

    Read more →
    • 12 OCT 21

    Hours of Operation and Appointment Changes

    Valued Patients, To ensure the best quality care and access, we are making some temporary changes. We apologize for the inconvenience these changes may cause, but we feel they are necessary to meet our immediate community needs. In order for us to accommodate the increased demand for sick and acute care visits, we will be

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    • 27 AUG 21

    Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Announcement 8/26/21

    As a healthcare organization, we have a responsibility to protect our patients, communities and colleagues from COVID-19. The best way to do that is by requiring that everyone working for Hudson Headwaters is fully vaccinated. Hudson Headwaters approached this decision with great care and in coordination with regional partners as increasing vaccination uptake is critical

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    • 12 MAY 21

    COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Options

    If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, please choose one of the following to get vaccinated: Call your health center to schedule a vaccine appointment Visit hhhn.org/conronavirus and schedule a vaccine appointment at any of our 21 locations – it does not need to be at your regular health center Call your health center or go online to schedule

    Read more →

Vaccine Resources

New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX
(1-833-697-4829).

New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

County Health Departments:

Warren County Public Health
Saratoga County Public Health
Washington County Public Health
Essex County Public Health
Clinton County Public Health
Franklin County Public Health
Hamilton County Public Health

Post COVID-19 Resources

Government Resources

Community Resources

Our community partners can help you with many non-health related challenges. Visit our Community Resources page to find valuable resources available in your area and online.

How You Can Help

Visit our How You Can Help page to find out about donations and ways to support our frontline workers.

Visit our Community Health Center Advocacy page to learn why COVID-19 relief funding is essential for Community Health Centers across the country.

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