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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine:
Mass vaccination clinic ok'd by NYS Health Dept. for GCC is booked up: residents advised to keep checking

A temporary regional mass vaccination clinic has been announced starting Friday at Genesee Community College. This state-run clinic, expecting to vaccinate 3,500, is targeted to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County residents who are in the state eligible groupings.

UPDATE 1 (DN): the New York State-run temporary mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic was opened for appointments this morning at 7:59 a.m. By 9:20 there were no appointments available, however that has been fluctuating, officials at the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.

“We encourage those who are seeking vaccination to periodically check the site as some may cancel their appointments or the system catches up,” they said. “We realize this may be disappointing and frustrating for our local county residents as it is to us. We will continue to advocate for increased vaccine allocations moving forward,” stated Paul Pettit, Director of Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. 

“Every dose of vaccine that comes to our counties are administered within the week of receipt. We will continue to call on the state to increase allocations to rural counties as our vaccination rates continue to lag in comparison to surrounding counties.”

As a reminder, these clinics are for those in priority groups 1A and 1B, and those 65 and older or under 65 but at least 18 with co-morbidities. You can check for appointment availability at https://am-i- eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or call 1-833-697-4829. The state has confirmed, as of this past Tuesday, the vaccine will be the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine. The clinic is located at the GCC Athletic Center at 1 College Rd. where signs will guide those with appointments to the entrance.

The clinic will be held starting:
■ Friday — noon to 4 p.m.
■ Saturday and Sunday — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
■ Monday and Tuesday — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Courtesy of the Daily News


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