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 Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine available to children between five and eleven years old. Parents can schedule an appointment for children to receive their first dose at drive-through or walk-in clinics, or at local pharmacies or health centers.
“The Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and it’s the best way to protect our kids from severe illness and hospitalization,” said Michael Celotti, D.O., pediatrician for both Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Thanks to this partnership, parents can choose the most convenient time and location to get their children vaccinated.”
“We encourage all community members and patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” said William Borgos, M.D., chief medical officer at Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Unfortunately, COVID rates continue to be very high in our region and community members continue to be hospitalized. With the holidays approaching, the best thing we can do to protect those we love is to get vaccinated.”
On November 11, Essex County Health Department reported a total of 2,885 cases since the pandemic began, and a current testing percent positivity rate of 6%. To date, there have been over 400 cases in school-aged children in Essex County.
Upcoming Drive-through Clinics in Essex County
According to Essex County Public Health Director Linda Beers, the first two of five drive-through pediatric vaccine clinics, held last week, were well-attended. “Essex County Health Department is committed to protecting our communities and we continue to emphasize the important role vaccines play in preventing serious illness and death. There are three more clinic opportunities across Essex County to get your child vaccinated before the holidays, and you can always schedule an appointment at your local pharmacy or with your pediatrician.”
To register for one of the below Essex County Health Department drive-through clinics, visit www.co.essex.ny.us/health/make-an-appointment. Second dose clinics will be held on the “Dose 2” date listed at the same time and location.
November 17, 2021: Willsboro Central School
4:00 – 7:00pm
Dose 2: December 8, 2021November 20, 2021: Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds
10:00am – 2:00pm
Dose 2: December 11, 2021
November 23, 2021 – Moriah Central School
4:00 – 7:00pm
Dose 2: December 14, 2021
Appointments for ECH Clinics and Area Health Centers
Elizabethtown Community Hospital will host by-appointment pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics at its main campus in Elizabethtown. Registration for the clinics is available online at the links below:
November 19, 2021 – ECH Main Campus
8:00am – 3:45 pm
Dose 2: December 10, 2021
Registration for November 19
December 1, 2021 – ECH Main Campus
8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Dose 2: December 22, 2021
Registration for December 1
December 17, 2021 – ECH Main Campus
8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Dose 2: January 7, 2022
Registration for December 17
Hudson Headwaters Health Network has vaccine appointments for adults and kids at health center locations throughout the region. Patients may visit https://www.hhhn.org/coronavirus/ to see and schedule available COVID-19 vaccine appointments by health center. Patients are encouraged to check the webpage regularly; appointments are added as supplies are confirmed. Appointments are for initial vaccine doses only. In order to accommodate the increased demand for sick and acute care visits, Hudson Headwaters encourages eligible patients to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster at a local pharmacy or state-run clinic.