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COVID-19 Vaccines for 6mos-5yrs

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The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Everyone 5 years and older should also get a COVID-19 booster, if eligible.  COVID-19 Vaccine Dosage Is Based on Age on the Day of Vaccination, Not on Size or Weight.  Children get a smaller dose of COVID-19 vaccine than teens and adults that is the right amount for their age group.

There are three vaccines that can be used to prevent severe disease and reduce transmission of COVID-19:

• Pfizer-BioNTech
– Full approval for ages 16 and older
– Emergency Use Authorization for ages 6 months through 4 years of age
– Emergency Use Authorization for ages 5-15
– 2 dose vaccine series at least 21 days apart*

• Moderna
– Emergency Use Authorization 6 months through 4 years of age
– Emergency Use Authorization for ages 18 and older
– Full FDA approval pending
– 2 dose vaccine series at least 28 days apart*

• Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

– Emergency Use Authorization for ages 18 and older
– Was authorized as a single dose, but evidence points to much better effectiveness as a 2 dose series given 2 months apart

Ulster County Department of Health continues to provide vaccinations for children over 5 years of age.   Please visit the Ulster County Vaccine Resource Center to register for an appointment.

For children and infants aged 6mos-5yrs, Ulster County DOH will be hosting the New York State DOH at the Hudson Valley Mall in the former Best Buy store, located at 1300 Ulster Avenue in Kingston Moderna and Pfizer are available for this age group. There are limited days available for these vaccinations.

Please note:  As Ulster County DOH is only serving as host, they are not directly responsible for registrations, vaccine administration, or staffing this age group.  NYS DOH is solely responsible for this.  The link to register a child for this vaccine POD (Point of Dispensing) may be found here.

Caremount Medical Group is also offering vaccines for children 6 months in age and older.  They can be reached online for their clinics

Village Apothecary, located at 79 Tinker St in Woodstock  is offering vaccinations for children ages 3 and older:  He can be reached at (845)521-7455. 

Children and Teens Who Have Already Had COVID-19 Should Still Get Vaccinated

Emerging evidence indicates that people can get added protection by getting vaccinated after having been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Even if a child has had COVID-19, they should still get vaccinated. For children who have been infected with COVID-19, their next dose can be delayed 3 months from when symptoms started or, if they did not have symptoms, when they received a positive test. This possible delay can happen with a primary dose or a booster dose.

 COVID-19 Vaccines and Other Vaccines Can Be Given at the Same Visit

Children and teens may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same time. 

For more information about this and other County programs, contact the Ulster County Service Center (845) 443-8888 or



Updated 9/13/2022 12:00 PM