Covid Clinic

On February 28, the CDC advised a second Covid 19 vaccine dose for those age 65 and older. This recommendation is due to the increased risk for severe illness in older adults and data on vaccine effectiveness. People who are immunocompromised are also eligible for an additional dose of the Covid 19 vaccine.

            A second dose is suggested to restore protection that may have waned in people over age 65 and/or immunocompromised, who received a vaccination in the fall.

            Since the new CDC recommendation, many seniors have inquired as to whether there will be a local clinic. The Rochester Board of Health and the Rochester Senior Center have coordinated with a local, independent pharmacy, The Apothecary in Westport, to provide a Covid 19 vaccination clinic. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, May 14 from 10-12 at the Rochester Senior Center. The Apothecary has requested that people register ahead of time for the clinic so that the pharmacist brings enough vaccine. The pharmacist will bring some additional vaccine to accommodate limited walk-ins.

            People who are not up to date with the Covid 19 vaccine are also welcome at the clinic on May 14. This is an adult only clinic and you do not have to be a resident of Rochester.

To register in advance (requested but not required), please contact the Rochester Senior Center at 508-763-8723. On the day of the clinic, please bring your insurance card (or cards if you have more than one), and wear a short-sleeved shirt.

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