Omicron Found In New York, Broome Schedules Booster Clinics
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is in downstate New York. Governor Kathy Hochul December 2 announced five cases in Suffolk County, Queens and Brooklyn.
The Democrat had said it would only be a matter of time before the variant detected in South Africa was found in New York. She says the state is prepared and urges residents to get vaccinated, if they’re vaccinated-get the booster and wear a mask.
Broome County is adding several booster clinics to its schedule as Americans are urged to get the additional shot to raise their immune response to the coronavirus which causes COVID-19 illness.
Clinic appointments have been filling rapidly. As of early this morning appointments were still available for the Moderna booster on Tuesday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Health Department, but there were very few openings.
More appointments for the Johnson and Johnson booster were available for December 16, a Thursday, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Moderna and Pfizer booster shots were listed as available Tuesday, December 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Health Department offices on Front Street in Binghamton.
To check availabilities or to schedule an appointment at the Health Department go to www.gobroomecounty.com and click on vaccination information.
Appointments for boosters can also be made by contacting local pharmacies or your health care provider. Bring your vaccination card with you to your appointment.