COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Crystal Run Healthcare is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals age 18+ and Children ages 5-11.
We have a limited supply of vaccines each week. We are currently only administering the Moderna vaccine to adults 18+ and the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Please do not call the practice to inquire about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. You may schedule your COVID-19 vaccine online here.
*Please be sure to bring your COVID Vaccination card with you to your appointment for a 3rd Dose or Booster shot.*
- For Adults 18+: We are currently offering the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Booster doses of the Moderna Vaccine. Click here to schedule.
- For children ages 5-11, click here to learn more and schedule an appointment at a Crystal Run location. Children’s booster shot appointments are now available to schedule online.
- For children age 12+ that would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, click here to find an available vaccination site near you
Third Dose vs. Booster* – what’s the difference?
What is a third dose?
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 1 or 2-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.
CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series
What is a booster dose?
COVID-19 booster vaccines are additional vaccines that “boost” or increase your immunity to protect you from contracting COVID-19.
Recommendations for appropriate COVID-19 booster shots -
View the latest CDC recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters here.
For Pfizer and Moderna - For the first booster, an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) is preferred in most situations. The second booster must be an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
- All individuals 18 years and older
- Teens 12–17 years old may only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster (NOTE: We do not currently offer Pfizer vaccine for this age group)
- Children 5-11 years old may receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster three to five months after their initial completed vaccine series.
For Johnson and Johnson - A Booster dose should be administered 2 months after initial vaccination to:
- All individuals 18 years and older
The following is scheduling information for individuals who wish to schedule the first COVID-19 vaccine dose online
To schedule your appointment, complete the following steps:
Step 1*: Complete the NYS Required Vaccine form
*If you do not complete and present the above NYS form at the time of your appointment, we cannot vaccinate you.
Step 2: Schedule Your Appointment
Step 3: You will receive a confirmation email from Crystal Run Healthcare.
The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool to help lessen the severity of the virus and slow the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to get vaccinated for your benefit and for the benefit of your family, your community, healthcare workers, and everyone who’s battling the pandemic on the front lines.
Be Prepared for Your 1st Vaccine:
- Complete the required NYS Vaccine form and bring your confirmation to your appointment.
- In addition, bring your ID and proof of residency (current mail, school records, mortgage record, rent receipt).
- Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat before you arrive. Bring your smartphone if you have one.
- Ask a family member/friend to accompany you. Be prepared to wait 15 minutes after the vaccine for observation.
- Remember to wear your mask!
- Wear short sleeves for easy administration.
What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19
- See if COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for you right now.
- Learn more about the different types of COVID-19 vaccines and how they work.
- Learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
- When you get the vaccine, you and your healthcare worker will both need to wear masks that cover your nose and mouth. Stay 6 feet away from others while inside and in lines. Learn more about protecting yourself during visits to the doctor or a pharmacy.
When You Get Vaccinated
- You should receive a vaccination card or printout that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.
- You should receive a paper or electronic version of a fact sheet that tells you more about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you are being offered. Each authorized COVID-19 vaccine has its own fact sheet that contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of receiving that specific vaccine.
- All people who get a COVID-19 vaccine should be monitored on-site. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.
- With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need two shots in order for them to work. Get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first one, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot.
- Ask your healthcare provider about getting started with v-safe, a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. V-safe also reminds you to get your second dose if you need one. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/vsafe.
- It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.