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    Important Announcement

    Based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New York State Department of Health (DOH) has paused the use of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while federal officials evaluate reports of serious adverse health effects experienced by a small number of people who received the J&J vaccine.

    The Resource Center administered the J&J vaccine to some people at vaccination clinics April 8 and 9, so we want those people to be aware of the potential for a serious type of blood clot to develop.  The CDC, FDA and DOH recommend that people who received the J&J vaccine monitor their health for three weeks after receiving the vaccine.  Anyone who experiences severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath during that time should immediately contact their health care provider, or a hospital in the event of an emergency.  People who don’t have a medical provider may contact TRC Community Health Center.

    The CDC and FDA say that reports of people developing the serious blood clot are rare (six reported cases out of more than 6.8 million people who received the J&J vaccine).  The Resource Center urges everyone who has received the J&J vaccine to watch for updates from the CDC (www.cdc.gov) and the DOH (www.coronavirus.health.ny.gov/latest-news).

    Fact Sheets

    TRC Covid-19 Fact Sheet

    The Arc NY Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs

    CDC Covid-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet

    OPWDD Covid-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet

    Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet

    Moderna Covid-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet

    Forms

    DOH Vaccination screening and consent form

    Other Links

    OPWDD Information and Phased Distribution

    CDC

    Myths and Facts about the COVID Vaccine

    Johns Hopkins Medicine

    COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    Places to Get Vaccinations

    Current TRC Staff may be eligible to receive their vaccinations – please use our contact form to send a message to us – Limited availability!

    Chautauqua County Department of Health Vaccination Clinics

    To see if you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit:

    https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ 

    https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine

    Videos

    The Facts About Covid-19 Vaccines for For Direct Support Professionals – NADSP

    Webinar 

    Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

    What people say

    Patricia Sharp, Community Helping Hands Office Manager

    “We are extremely grateful for The Resource Center or any group that donates or volunteers, because we serve a lot of people in need in the community.”

    Jim Maione, Director of Distribution, Southern Tier Brewing Company

    “Southern Tier Brewing Company is happy to bring jobs back to the local economy. Our relationship is important with The Resource Center because it gives us an opportunity to provide meaningful work to people with disabilities. Additionally, they are providing a wonderful service for us.”

    Amanda S. – Patient

    “The Resource Center’s Primary Care Staff have been helpful and responsive to my health concerns. I am able to see my provider the same day I contact the office with a need.”

    Mike Richner, Manufacturing Manager, Dahlstrom Roll Form

    “I’ve used the clients at The Resource Center in the past and their quality is excellent and their work ethic is very good. The clients knew what the expected quality level was and where it needed to be.”