COVID Clinics Coming to Select Otsego County Schools
Access to COVID-19 vaccines is increasing all the time for New York State residents. When the vaccine first became available, eligibility was very limited and appointments at vaccine clinics filled within minutes since demand for the vaccine far outweighed it availability. That situation sure has turned and now, vaccines are readily available to those eligible (16 and older). In fact, this week Walmart and Sam's Club, along with CVS announced that all of their pharmacies in New York State would now be taking walk-ins and appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations. In a rural area like ours, having the vaccine offered in many locations will help area residents to access it.
Add to that the latest news from The Otsego County Department of Health who is partnering with select schools in the county to host COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinics for students 16 and older, parents, staff and community members. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Coming up, there will be a clinic on May 11 at Cherry Valley Springfield Central School, on May 13 at Richfield Springs Central School, May 17 at Schenevus Central School, and May 18 at Morris Central School. For each clinic, the hours are from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Go to otsegocounty.com to register. Health officials say that anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get the vaccine.
Remember that walk-ins and appointments are accepted for anyone 16 and older at New York State run vaccine site SUNY Oneonta, seven days a week. To find out more visit am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
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