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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.

We hope to begin offering booster vaccinations to our patients soon and as always, we will keep you updated on our website.

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:

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
  • Call your health center or go online to schedule a routine appointment (for any reason) and let the provider know your vaccine status during your visit

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. 

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.

COVID-19 Testing, Symptoms and Prevention

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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  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath (chest congestion)
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Wash your hands often
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue/cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • 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

    • 23 MAR 20

    Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Glens Falls Hospital Implement a Coordinated Response to Prevent the Spread of COVID19

    Hudson Headwaters and Glens Falls Hospital are working together in an “all-hands on deck” coordinated response to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Glen Falls region. Since the COVID-19 testing began outside the hospital Emergency Department (ED) more than 500 COVID-19 tests were completed in a joint effort between the two organizations. 68 more were tested

    Read more →
    • 16 MAR 20

    Hours of Operation Update

    As new information is released by public health officials we are continuing to adjust our hours to do what is best for our patients and our staff. Please visit your health center’s location page to see the current hours of operation. A full list of health center locations can be found here. Please note, effective

    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

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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