ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Arnot Health is offering several upcoming clinics for residents to receive Covid-19 vaccines, including the recommended third dose for those who are immunocompromised.
“Getting vaccinated is the most important step you can take to protect yourself and your community from Covid-19,” says Dr. Steven Heneghan, Chief Medical Officer for Arnot Health. “The local numbers are going in the wrong direction, and we do not want to lose any of the hard-fought ground we have gained.”
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- · Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- · Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- · Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- · Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- · Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- · Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
Clinics will be held in various locations and at times to fit any schedule:
- Arnot Mall Event Center – Every Wednesday in August, September & October 2021 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- – Golden Glow Fire Company – Thursday, August 26 – Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- – Arnot Ogden Medical Center – Tuesday, August 31 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- – Elmira College – Wednesday, September – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- – Watkins Glen Community Center – Friday, September 3 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- – Arnot Ogden Medical Center – Tuesday, September 7 – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- – Elmira College – Monday, September 13 – 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- – Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital – Tuesday, September 14 – Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Appointments can be made by visiting.arnothealth.org/vaccine-info-individuals or by calling 1-800-952-2662. Walk-ins are also welcome up until 30 minutes before the end of the clinic.