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The Otsego County Department of Health announced the first COVID-19 vaccines are here for certain county residents. Due to limited supply from the federal government, availability is currently limited.

New Yorkers in Phase 1a and segments of Phase 1b are eligible for the vaccines. That includes doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 75 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. Vaccination is by appointment only and details are on the department’s Facebook page.

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