There are a number of ways you can get vaccinated and boosted to help protect yourself and those around you. Below are three convenient options from which you can choose. Please remember that you must submit your vaccination/booster records via the Medicat Patient Portal. View directions for submitting these records.
1. At the Oswego County Health Department
The Oswego County Health Department will continue to host COVID-19 vaccine/booster clinics for the Oswego community, including SUNY Oswego students, faculty, and staff. Appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.
2. On Campus
There are no vaccine or booster clinics scheduled at this time. Please check back periodically for updated information.
Please note the following:
- Update as of May 20, 2022: The following people should receive a second COVID-19 booster dose: (1) people ages 12 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, and (2) people ages 50 years and older.
- On May 20, 2022, the CDC clinical considerations were amended to provide considerations for people who recently had SARS-CoV-2 infection to delay their primary series or booster doses by 3 months from symptom onset or positive test (if infection was asymptomatic).
- FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has now been limited in use to specific situations. COVID-19 vaccine recipients should be informed that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
- The time intervals between the COVID-19 primary series and COVID-19 booster doses differ based on type of COVID-19 vaccine, age group, current SARS-CoV-2 infection, the vaccine recipients’ level of immunocompetency, and time since last dose administration. For more information, please visit the CDC’s Clinical Considerations here.
- Individuals 12-17 years old are currently only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine primary series (i.e., purple and grey caps). Individuals 18 years and older can receive any COVID-19 primary vaccine series that is currently FDA approved or authorized in the United States (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen).
- For individuals who received all or some of the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is neither authorized by FDA nor listed for emergency use by the WHO, the CDC does NOT consider these individuals to be fully vaccinated. They should be offered a two-dose series of the age-appropriate COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine formulation). For more information, please visit the CDC’s guidance on these vaccines here.
3. At a vaccination site near you
The vaccines, including booster shots, are also offered at most pharmacies, doctor’s offices, and New York State-run vaccination sites.