New Mass Vaccination Sites in Corning and Oneonta
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says ten more mass COVID-19 vaccination sites will be opening in the next few weeks in addition to pop-up locations to get shots to underserved communities.
The new state-run sites will be in the Southern Tier at Corning Community College and in the Mohawk Valley at SUNY Oneonta. Once appointments are opened, eligible New Yorkers will be able to schedule appointments by utilizing New York's 'Am I Eligible' website or by calling the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
New York currently runs 13 other vaccination sites, including at the New York State Fairgrounds, the former Gannett printing site in Johnson City and at the Javits Center and Yankee Stadium downstate.
Some of the locations around New York City are operating 24-hours and state officials say, as more doses of the approved vaccines become available, hours and days of operation of the other centers around the state are expected to be expanded along with the number of new pop-up locations and clinics.
Meanwhile, Broome County is waiting to see if more doses are going to become available for additional clinics this week. Last week, the state said it had additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which needs ultra-cold facilities for storage. Broome County has the capability to keep those doses and was able to get additional shots last week for residents age 65 and older. The last of those doses are being administered March 9 to residents who were able to secure an appointment.
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