Friday, June 25, 2021


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To Resume in the Fall:
Wyoming County demand down, pausing vaccine clinics; the other GLOW counties plan to continue

Friday's walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic was the last for awhile in Wyoming County. Both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were available at the Wyoming County Health Dept. on Mungers Mill Rd. The county plans to resume the clinics in late summer or early autumn, as the 2021-2022 school year begins, she said. That goes especially for the Pfizer vaccine, which is authorized for those at least 12 years old.

“As is the case throughout the region and across New York state, demand for vaccine is waning in Wyoming County,” said Public Health Administrator Laura Paolucci. “Vaccine is available in other settings — visit the CDC VaccineFInder for locations and call to confirm availability and scheduling at pharmacies, state sites etc.” 

The temporary cessation comes at a time when Wyoming County has cleared its active COVID-19 caseload. No active cases were reported on Thursday. It’s the first time the county has been without active cases since Sept. 10, 2020. In comparison, Livingston County last reported zero active cases on June 26, 2020. Orleans and Genesee counties last cleared their cases on Sept. 2 and Sept. 17 respectively the Health Department. 

In the meantime, the remaining counties within the GLOW region plan to continue offering clinics. Both Genesee and Orleans counties are continuing their weekly clinics, said spokeswoman Nola Goodrich-Kresse of the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. That includes Wednesdays in Genesee County and Thursdays in Orleans County. “We will also continue to hold pop-up clinics at community locations when requested and as appropriate,” Goodrich-Kresse said. 

Clinics are likewise still planned in Livingston County. “We will still offer clinics but only by request,” said Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez. “We will continue a drive-through once a week”

Upcoming Livingston County clinics include: 
■ June 29 — A drive-through clinic will take place 11 a.m. to noon at Building 2, Livingston County Campus on Murray Hill Drive in Mount Morris. The Moderna vaccine will be offered for people at least 18 years old. 
■ July 6 — A drive-through clinic will take place 11 a.m. to noon at Building 2, Livingston County Campus on Murray Hill Drive. The Moderna vaccine will be offered for people at least 18 years old. 
■ July 9 — A Johnson & Johnson one dose clinic will be conducted noon to 2 p.m. at Geneseo Village Park. It’s open to all New York state residents at least 18 years old. 
■ July 21 — A Johnson & Johnson one dose clinic will be conducted 2 to 4 p.m. at Hemlock Fair. Fair admission applies, since the clinic is inside the fairgrounds during the Hemlock Fair.


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