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Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters partner with Essex County Health Department to offer Covid-19 vaccine to kids, ages 5-11

Elizabethtown, NY – The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network are working with Essex County Health Department to make the Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine available to children between five and eleven years old. Parents can schedule an appointment for children to receive their first dose at drive-through or walk-in clinics, or at local pharmacies or health centers.

“The Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and it’s the best way to protect our kids from severe illness and hospitalization,” said Michael Celotti, D.O., pediatrician for both Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Thanks to this partnership, parents can choose the most convenient time and location to get their children vaccinated.”

 “We encourage all community members and patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” said William Borgos, M.D., chief medical officer at Hudson Headwaters Health Network. “Unfortunately, COVID rates continue to be very high in our region and community members continue to be hospitalized. With the holidays approaching, the best thing we can do to protect those we love is to get vaccinated.”

On November 11, Essex County Health Department reported a total of 2,885 cases since the pandemic began, and a current testing percent positivity rate of 6%. To date, there have been over 400 cases in school-aged children in Essex County.

Upcoming Drive-through Clinics in Essex County

According to Essex County Public Health Director Linda Beers, the first two of five pediatric vaccine clinics, held last week, were well-attended. “Essex County Health Department is committed to protecting our communities and we continue to emphasize the important role vaccines play in preventing serious illness and death. There are three more clinic opportunities across Essex County to get your child vaccinated before the holidays, and you can always schedule an appointment at your local pharmacy or with your pediatrician.”

To register for one of the below Essex County Health Department drive-through clinics, visit Second dose clinics will be held on the “Dose 2” date listed at the same time and location.

  • November 17, 2021: Willsboro Central School

4:00 - 7:00pm

Dose 2: December 8, 2021

  • November 20, 2021: Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds

10:00am - 2:00pm

Dose 2: December 11, 2021

  • November 23, 2021 - Moriah Central School

4:00 - 7:00pm

Dose 2: December 14, 2021

Appointments for ECH Clinics and Area Health Centers

Elizabethtown Community Hospital will also host pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics at its main campus in Elizabethtown. Registration for the clinics is available online at the links below:

  • November 19, 2021 - ECH Main Campus

8:00am - 3:45 pm
Dose 2: December 10, 2021
Registration for November 19

  • December 1, 2021 - ECH Main Campus

8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Dose 2: December 22, 2021
Registration for December 1

  • December 17, 2021 - ECH Main Campus

8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Dose 2: January 7, 2022
Registration for December 17

Hudson Headwaters Health Network has vaccine appointments for adults and kids at health center locations throughout the region. Patients may visit to see and schedule available COVID-19 vaccine appointments by health center. Patients are encouraged to check the webpage regularly; appointments are added as supplies are confirmed. Appointments are for initial vaccine doses only. In order to accommodate the increased demand for sick and acute care visits, Hudson Headwaters encourages eligible patients to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster at a local pharmacy or state-run clinic.


About Elizabethtown Community Hospital

The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital is a designated critical access hospital and the primary health care provider serving residents in Essex County and northern Warren and Washington Counties in New York.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is transforming rural health care at its main campus in Elizabethtown, NY, at a new emergency department and outpatient center in Ticonderoga, NY, and at six community-based primary health care centers located throughout the region. The hospital is one of the community’s largest employers with 350 employees.

Across the Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga campuses, the hospital maintains two 24-hour emergency rooms, a 25-bed inpatient unit, physical therapy, laboratory, and digital radiology departments; and a variety of specialty physician clinics on a weekly and monthly basis.  

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed and certified by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.