Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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Health and Safety Information

Regular check-ups with a family doctor and following a vaccination schedule are essential for promoting good health in children. You can also adopt these simple practices:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water
  • Cough/sneeze into elbow
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get a good night’s sleep every day
  • Stay home if you are sick

Playground Safety

Playgrounds are important places for children to have fun, explore and grow. Children learn through play and need opportunities to take risks, test their limits, and learn new skills through free play. However, accidents can happen so review these Playground Safety Tips.

Sun Protection

Kids love to play outside, especially in sunny, warm weather. But make sure they have proper protection from the sun. Choose Your Cover.

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