Looking at COVID-19 case numbers reported by The Otsego County Department of Health (5/31): it's looking like we're winning the war on the coronavirus. There were NO new confirmed cases yesterday with 1 person currently hospitalized with complications from the virus.  There are currently only 22 known active cases in the county with a total of 63 COVID-19 related deaths. The Health Dept. has a COVID-19 dashboard with daily updates for the latest information.

To stay up to date on vaccine clinics in Otsego County, visit www.bassett.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine and www.otsegocounty.com.

There are upcoming clinics administering the Pfizer vaccine at the following schools for those 12 and older. Register for the clinic of your choice at www.otsegocounty.com. All clinic appointments are based on first-come, first-served.

Vaccine clinic for Bassett Healthcare Network patients 12 and older:
Fox Pediatrics at the FoxCare Center (1 FoxCare Drive in Oneonta) is offering first dose Pfizer vaccines this Thursday, June 3. The Clinic is being offered from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 607-433-1790 to make an appointment.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT;
6-2-2021 at Edmeston Central School

There is a New York State and Bassett Healthcare mass vaccination site at SUNY Oneonta that is WALK-IN ONLY to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently being offered, the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome at any NY State-run site. Wait times will vary.

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Delaware County Health officials have an update from 5/27 (updates are once per week now), reporting 14 new cases for the week 5/20 - 5/27. On 5/27 there were 16 active cases and 2 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications remains at 47. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.

Delaware County Public Health is conducting a weekly single dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccination clinic every Wednesday at the Delhi Farmer's Market, in front of the health department offices at 99 Main St., Delhi from noon to 2:00pm. This vaccination clinic is open to all New York state residents or people who work in New York State 18 or older. These are all walk-in clinics. For more information call Delaware County Public Health at 607-832-5200.

- To see if you are eligible go covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine.
- For COVID-19 vaccine information, county health officials recommend visiting www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax.

Pharmacies are currently designated to vaccinate those currently eligible. Below are local pharmacies administering the vaccine:

Browns Pharmacy in Deposit- www.brownsrxdeposit.com/covidvaccine 

CVS in Margaretville www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Walgreens in Sidney, Delhi, Stamford- www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19?ban=covid_vaccine_landing_schedule

In Chenango County, the health department reported on Tuesday, May 28, that at that time, there were 24 active cases in the county with 1 hospitalization, and a total of 77 deaths related to the virus.

The county health dept. has announced that there is a clinic coming up with the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 12 and older on June 2, with the help of Bartle’s Pharmacy, at 2 locations simultaneously: the Oxford Fire Station from 1:30 to 8:30 pm and at the former Label Shopper Store location in the South Plaza in Norwich from 2 pm to 7 pm. Participants MUST REGISTER for either clinic. Register for an appointment at apps2.health.ny.gov.

For those who are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19.php to find information on the latest clinics available. Those who wish to receive the vaccine need to register on-line.

Below is a list of resources for vaccines for those 12 and older:

NYS Am I eligible site: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
Or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)

For UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital you may call 607-337-4888

For BASSETT you may call the information line at 605-547-5555 or visit Bassett.org.

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 CLICK HERE to learn what to do next.

To find a COVID-19 testing site near you visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.

To get information about COVID-19 vaccination distribution, CLICK HERE.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.