Numbers Reveal Dramatic Drop in Use of State JC Vaccination Site
Newly-released information shows the significant decline in Covid vaccine doses administered at the state-run site in Johnson City.
The numbers provide by the Department of Health show March 8 was the busiest day at the facility at the Binghamton University Library Annex with 1,832 people vaccinated.
By last Wednesday, the number of people to receive a vaccine dose at the site had plunged to 134.
People familiar with the mass vaccination site say it costs several thousand dollars a day to operate. A health department spokeswoman would not say how many people are staffing the site.
The operation now provides free Covid vaccine to those who walk into the site from 8 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Spot checks of the site over the past two weeks show very little activity.
The health department representative did not respond to questions about whether the hours will be adjusted or when the site will be closed.
The spokeswoman's statement said: "New York State is pushing forward to get more New Yorkers vaccinated and the SUNY Binghamton site is part of that ongoing effort."
According to the health department, 140,965 vaccine doses were administered at the Johnson City site between January 18 and June 16.
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