Jefferson County hosting pediatric vaccine clinics

From left, Samaritan Medical Center Chief Operations Officer Andy Short; Jefferson County Public Health Director Ginger Hall; and Jefferson County Legislator Scott A. Gray seen here at the Jefferson Community College COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 3, 2021, in Watertown. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Public Health Service has scheduled two COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week for children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that everyone ages 6 months and older receive a primary series of coronavirus vaccinations. Effective June 18, children ages 6 months through 4 years old were added to pediatric vaccine approval.

The county will host a Moderna clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson County Public Health Service, 531 Meade St. Second shots will be given on Aug. 4, and appointments for the second dose will be scheduled at Thursday’s clinic.

A Pfizer clinic is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday also at Public Health. Second shots will be given on July 28 and appointments for the second dose will be scheduled at Thursday’s clinic. Third shots will be eight weeks later, with the clinic date and time to be determined.

A 15-minute waiting period is required following each vaccination. Those interested in booking an appointment can register for one of Thursday’s clinics via the Jefferson County Public Health Service webpage at

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Joseph Savoca

After the vaccine has been tested on people of all ages, after the vaccine has been administered to millions of Americans, there will still be some people who will continue to refuse. I am sure that if they have any reason to not take the vaccine, if they have any evidence of any untoward side effects from the vaccine, they will present that evidence, since they believe in science so much. Any day now they will present the evidence, ....any day now...



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