Broome County will be starting to administer the other approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

The County has gotten word that it will be getting about 1,110 doses of the the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Broome County, except for a few Johnson & Johnson vaccinations that were given before a nation-wide pause on the product was placed in order to investigate very rare instances of blood clots, had been almost exclusively giving the Pfizer vaccine.

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The Pfizer vaccine is the only one cleared for 16 and 17-year-olds.

Broome County had planned to give the J&J vaccine to veterans and their families at pop-up clinics at some American Legion locations around the county, but those plans were sidelined by the pause on the vaccine.  Now, Broome County has set up a clinic for April 21 at American Legion Post 974 in Whitney Point from 10 to 2 where the Pfizer vaccine will be given to anyone age 16 and older.  Go to www.gobroomecounty.com to make an appointment.

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April 19, the City of Binghamton in conjunction with UHS hosted a walk-in clinic for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at NYSEG Stadium.  Over three-dozen doses were given to residents over the age of 18 with no prior appointment.  More walk-up clinics are expected to be set up as vaccine supplies continue to increase.

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