MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – On Thursday, July 1, from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM, UPMC Chautauqua, The Chautauqua Center (TCC), and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting a free Women’s Health Event and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the DoubleTree Hotel, 150 W 4th Street in Jamestown. The main audience for the event is women and girls but all are welcome. There will also be refreshments, surprise gift drawings, many community resource tables, and the Jamestown Mobile Public Market will be on-site.
Local physicians, Dr. Ainsley McFadgen, OB-GYN, UPMC; Dr. Robert Daniels, OB-GYN, Lane Women’s Health; and Dr. Paul Robbins, Pediatrician, TCC, will be on-site to address COVID-19 vaccination concerns as they relate to their area of specialty. If you decide the COVID-19 vaccination is right for you or a family member, vaccinators will be onsite to administer Pfizer vaccinations to anyone age 12 and older.
“We know that many people, especially women of child bearing age and mothers of teens, have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, pregnancy, and breastfeeding,” said Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County Public Health Director. “We are very excited for the public to have an opportunity to discuss these topics with some of our local physicians, get vaccinated on site if desired, and enjoy this fun, informative and engaging event.”
“There is no evidence, nor reason to suspect, that the vaccines are harmful to pregnancy or fertility,” said Cecil Miller, Vice President of Operations, UPMC Chautauqua. “Pregnant women who are infected with COVID-19, however, have been shown to be at an increased risk for serious illness, and severe COVID-19 during pregnancy can put the baby at risk for complications. These complications highlight the importance of disease prevention through vaccination.”
Michael Pease, CEO of The Chautauqua Center, shared, “We are happy to work with the County Health Department and UPMC on this important event to help assure the community knows about the importance of getting vaccinated. There continues to be many misperceptions about the COVID vaccines, and this event will allow attendees to ask professionals questions and, if desired, become vaccinated after they are comfortable.”
Please join us, and get your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine answered. Admission and parking are free. If you have questions about the event, please contact 1-866-604-6789.