DEC offering lifetime fishing, hunting licenses as COVID-19 vaccine incentives

DEC offering lifetime fishing, hunting licenses as COVID-19 vaccine incentives

December 5, 2021 | On December 1, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the “Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure” sweepstakes, which will provide incentives to those who get their COVID-19 vaccine, is now open. New incentives are available for outdoor enthusiasts who get their COVID-19 shot this month.

Doctors Advise What To Expect When Getting COVID-19 Booster Shot

Doctors Advise What To Expect When Getting COVID-19 Booster Shot

November 22, 2021 | The CDC has given the green light for COVID-19 booster shots for everyone over age 18, prompting questions from patients about what to expect with a third dose of the vaccine.
Health officials, like Dr. Melanie Swift at the Mayo Clinic, say COVID-19 vaccines are doing a good job preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death, even against the Delta variant, but waning immunity is a concern. “Boosting gives you that bigger immune response from your original vaccine, and it also helps you fight Delta better.”

Stay Safe for the Holidays with Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

Stay Safe for the Holidays with Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

November 19, 2021 | The Union County Board of County Commissioners encourages all Union County residents to ensure they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before the holiday season goes into full swing. The Union County COVID-19 vaccination program covers free vaccines and booster shots, including the pediatric vaccine for ages 5-11. “Our free mobile vaccine clinics and permanent sites provide many opportunities to get vaccinated before gathering with family and loved ones for the holidays,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We also continue to provide free COVID-19 tests for all residents.”

NYC Starts Vaccinating Young Kids Thursday, Big School Effort Planned; State Addresses Confusion

NYC Starts Vaccinating Young Kids Thursday, Big School Effort Planned; State Addresses Confusion

November 3, 2021 | Kids ages 5 to 11 are expected to start getting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in parts of New York and New Jersey as early as Wednesday, a day after the CDC gave final clearance for the lower-dose shots to be administered to children in that age group. New York City-run vaccine sites will start administering vaccines to that age group on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, giving those kids more than plenty of time to be fully protected before Christmas — and get some protection before Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are busy again as people line up for pediatric shots and boosters in Pa. and N.J.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are busy again as people line up for pediatric shots and boosters in Pa. and N.J.

November 10, 2021 | With the approval last week of the coronavirus vaccine for elementary-school-aged children, the opening-up of booster shots to a wider section of the population, and a slight increase in people getting newly vaccinated, some Pennsylvania and New Jersey clinics are seeing some of their highest demand for shots in months.
“I want to keep my family safe,” said Anne Speece, 86, of Levittown, just before her left arm was injected with a booster dose at a clinic at Bristol Township Senior Center on Tuesday. She’s also planning for the holidays, when her relatives will be in town: “I’d like to get to see them.”