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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Parents of students who attend Howard L. Goff Middle School are invited to a free informational presentation about vaping and e-cigarettes on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the Goff Gymnasium. Parents will learn about e-cigarettes, potential health risks of vaping and tips for how to address this growing issue with teenagers.

The presentation will be led by Alyssa Evans, a Student Assistance Counselor for East Greenbush CSD and Rensselaer County Mental Health, and Goff Principal Wayne Grignon.

A similar presentation was offered to Columbia High School parents in the fall.

“The Tobacco Industry Has a Kids Menu: Vape and Juul”
Tuesday, February 12
6:00 p.m.
Howard L. Goff Middle School Gymnasium

Goff Vape and Juul Parent Presentation flyer