COVID Vax Appointments

The Essex County Health Department has the ability to vaccinate anyone eligible for any dose with any of the 3 approved vaccine types.

Our Department vaccinates everyone eligible for the COVID vaccine without discrimination.  

US or NY residency is not required to receive the COVID vaccine through our Department.

More information can be found by visiting the CDC website

Pfizer and Moderna have BIVALENT COVID-19 VACCINE available now. Have questions? View the FAQ’s

Monovalent mRNA Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine remains authorized for use as boosters in children age 5 through 11 and all primary series vaccinations.

Individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent if it has been at least two months since they have completed primary vaccination or have received the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. 

This simple grid gives a visual on timing of receiving the BIVALENT vaccine

Why get the BIVALENT COVID-19 VACCINE?

  1. It will protect against the newest Omicron variants causing most sickness now.
  2. It will boost immunity for the original coronavirus given immunity wanes over time.
  3. It is safe, effective and free!

*Approval for younger pediatric age groups may follow.

COVID Vaccine for Children

CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine dosage Is based on your child’s 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.

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

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.

There are two products available for children and teens: Pfizer and Moderna:

Pfizer is approved for 6 months – 4 years of age.  It is a 3-dose series.  Dose 2 is 3-8 weeks after dose 1; Dose 3 at 8 weeks after dose 2.  Pfizer is also approved as a 2-dose series for ages 5+.

Moderna  is approved for 6 months and older.  It is a 2 dose series.  Dose 2 is 4-8 weeks after dose 1. 

  • Our Department will automatically set your dose 2 and/or dose 3 appointments when you select your dose 1 appointment.

Booster appointments are not set up automatically; you must schedule yourself for booster doses.

Our Clinics

Appointments are required. Each day provides the opportunity for 100 people to be vaccinated!

You MUST register under the correct clinic.

A parent or guardian must be present for any child under 16 years of age.

A parent or guardian must complete the below Consent Form for a child 16-18 years old who is unable to have a parent or guardian present at the time of vaccination. This form is not needed if a parent/guardian attends in person.

Pfizer – 1st Dose Clinics for 6mo – 4 years

Pfizer – 1st Dose Clinics for 5 years and up– As of September 1, 2022 Clinics do not need to be separated by age over 5 years old.

Moderna – 1st Dose Clinics for All Ages – As of September 1, 2022 Clinics do not need to be separated by age.

Johnson & Johnson Single Dose Clinics

*As of 9/27/22 – We are excited to inform you we have Moderna bivalent booster doses back in stock! Simply click the booster link below to secure your appointment today.

BOOSTERS Everyone You asked, we listened….below are additional bivalent clinics we are offering

If you see “No Appointments Available,” all available times/dates are reserved.

If you are unable to secure an appointment for the Bivalent booster at our office, simply use this tool to search nearby locations.

Community Clinics

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If you are seeking a Moderna or Pfizer Second or Third Dose – please call for an appointment 518-873-3500.

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Please arrive to your vaccination appointment with your driver’s license.