SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Booster clinics are popping up across Central New York after the FDA authorized the Pfizer booster shot.
The OnCenter in Syracuse held a vaccination booster clinic today as vaccination rates are slowly increasing.
According to the New York State COVID-19 tracker, Onondaga County leads Central New York counties with a vaccination rate of 69 percent; Madison County is in a close second with rates of 68 percent. However, Cayuga, Cortland, and Oswego counties still have vaccination rates in the fifties.
Lavet Lorenz-McClurg, who received her booster vaccine, had a message for those who are still hesitant to get vaccinated.
“Different people have different reasons,” Lorenz-McClurg said. “If you’re just not sure of the science behind it, talk to your physician, talk to people you trust.”
Now, Moderna is meeting with the FDA to discuss the authorization of its booster vaccine. Johnson & Johnson is to meet with the FDA on Friday as well.
Dr. Ashish Jha believes the FDA will authorize both booster vaccines.
“The data on Johnson and Johnson is overwhelmingly clear,” Dr. Jha said. “Little less clear on whether you need the Moderna booster, but I think overall it leans that way. I expect both of them to get authorized.”
As booster shots begin to be authorized, expect more vaccination clinics to be opening up.
Visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ for more information on vaccines in New York State.