All individuals over the age of 12 who live, work or study in New York State are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. While children are not yet eligible, studies are underway to test the COVID-19 vaccines in babies as young as 6 months old.
All vaccinations are by appointment only at sites across the Finger Lakes region. Visit the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub to find a vaccination center near you.
In clinical trials of more than 40,000 participants, the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was 95 percent effective against COVID-19. In clinical trials of more than 30,000 participants, the Moderna vaccine was 94 percent effective against COVID-19. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine was 86 percent effective in preventing serious COVID-19 disease in a trial of more than 40,000 participants.
“The COVID-19 vaccines are comparatively highly effective in preventing infection when you look at the other vaccines we regularly get or provide our children,” explains Dr. Maryrose Laguio-Vila, an infectious disease expert at Rochester Regional Health.
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