In an effort to boost lagging COVID-19 vaccination numbers, state and local officials are working to make getting a shot easier.

Chenango County is hosting a first-come-first serve walk-in clinic for the one-dose Janssen Johnson & Johnson vaccine Thursday, May 13 at Greenway Park in Norwich from 1 to 3 p.m.

Residents are advised to wear a shirt that will allow upper arm access. They will have to complete a health screening when they arrive and be prepared to wait 15 minutes after getting the shot.  Call (607) 337-1660 for more information.

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Tioga County is going to homes or on-site locations to give the shot in order to reach residents having trouble accessing the vaccine.   Anyone who has physical limitation, cognitive impairment, a chronic condition, caregiving responsibilities, lack of transportation or lack of support that can help them get to an existing site, pharmacy or primary care provider should call (607) 687-8623 and leave a voice mail to get on the list. Residents can also email  The Health Department says once enough people are on the list, they will schedule visits.

Cortland County, meanwhile, is taking registrations for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be given May 19th. Go to the Cortland County Health Department facebook page for registration information. ( )

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The Broome County Health Department still has appointments available May 12 at the American Legion in Whitney Point for the J&J vaccine. The clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Go to to register.  The county is also taking requests for vaccines on demand where a medical volunteer will come to a location where there are ten or more people to receive the shots.  Registration for that can also be found at the vaccines on demand section of

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