Vaccine clinics are posted as they are scheduled. If you do not see upcoming clinics, please check back at a later time.

Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination at CCDOH

Insurance plans that we accept & participate with

We accept and participate with the following insurance plans:

  1. CDPHP
  2. Fidelis
  3. MVP
  4. Highmark (previously Blue Shield of Northeastern NY)
  5. Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  6. Medicare
  7. Medicare Advantage plans with Fidelis, MVP, CDPHP, Aetna, and United Healthcare


What You Need to Know

Summary of recent changes (last updated March 1, 2024):
  • All people ages 65 years and older should receive 1 additional dose of any updated (2023–2024 Formula) COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer-BioNTech).

Find out if you’re up to date


  1. Insurance coverage for Covid-19 vaccines. There are many reports that people are being asked to pay for their Covid-19 vaccines. To be clear: no one should be paying for a vaccine.
    1. Private insurance companies are mandated to cover this vaccine with no copay. What has changed since last year? Insurers are no longer required to pay for “out-of-network”. You may need to get your vaccine at your doctor’s office if your pharmacy is not in-network with your insurance plan.
    2. Uninsured or underinsured adults: CVS/Walgreens are required by federal law to cover your vaccine at no cost to you, thanks to the new Bridge Program. This is just for Covid-19, not for RSV, unfortunately.
    3. Uninsured or underinsured kidsVaccines for Children cover all kid’s vaccines, not just Covid-19, for those that cannot pay.
  2. Free Covid-19 tests are coming back! Starting Monday (Sept 25), households can receive 4 free rapid tests through USPS again. Order here: Shipments will start Oct. 2.


Recommendations for Children Aged 6 Months—4 Years

Children Who Are Not Vaccinated

Children aged 6 months–4 years should get two or three doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine depending on which vaccine they receive.

Children Who Got Previous COVID-19 Vaccine(s)

Children aged 6 months–4 years who got COVID-19 vaccines before September 12, 2023, should get one or two doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine depending on which vaccine and the number of doses they’ve previously received.


Recommendations for Everyone Aged 5 Years and Older

Children aged 5 years – 11 years who are not vaccinated or have gotten previous COVID-19 vaccine(s)

Children aged 5 years – 11 years who are unvaccinated or have previously gotten a COVID-19 vaccine before September 12, 2023, should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 12 years and older who are not vaccinated

People aged 12 years and older who are unvaccinated should get either:

  • updated Pfizer-BioNTech or updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, OR 
  • 2 doses of updated Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.

People aged 12 years and older who got previous COVID-19 vaccine(s)

People aged 12 years and older who got COVID-19 vaccines before September 12, 2023, should get 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine.


Get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child as soon as you can. 

-COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.

-COVID-19 vaccines have undergone – and will continue to undergo – the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

-Vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19 and reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.

-COVID-19 cases in children can result in hospitalizations, deaths, MIS-C (inflammatory syndromes) and long-term complications, such as “long COVID,” in which symptoms can linger for months.

-In clinical trials, vaccine side effects were mild, self-limiting, and similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines recommended for children. The most common side effect was a sore arm.

Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for children.

-Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, include the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

-The vaccine cannot cause fertility issues for your child, and the vaccine cannot change their DNA.

-Your child may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit or at separate visits without any waiting period between vaccines.

Prepare for your child’s vaccination visit.

Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.

-Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.

-It’s okay to ask questions. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider or a trusted licensed medical professional in your community about concerns you many have. You can also visit the dedicated resources and FAQs.

-Tell the doctor or nurse about any allergies your child may have.

-Comfort your child during the appointment.

-To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.

-After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.




The Columbia County Department of Health (CCDOH) is committed to providing the COVID-19 Vaccine to every person who resides and/or works in our county.  Since information has been changing so rapidly, please check back for any updates or changes.

You can also check with local Pharmacies for vaccine appointments!

Please check with your local Pharmacy about eligibility and available appointments.

CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.: or Appointment Hotline 800-746-7287
ShopRite Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.:
Walgreens Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Info.:



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CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Info.:
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