Local COVID-19 Update

Written by on April 21, 2021

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments (GO Health) have first dose Pfizer vaccination clinics with appointments available targeting those who are 16 and older and open for any New York State individuals, who reside, work or study in the state.

Currently in New York, being fully vaccinated will begin to offer opportunities that have been limited for the past year. Anyone who is fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the J&J vaccine or the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna) will be able to participate in various activities without having to be tested for entry for events such as professional sports, weddings with over 100 guests, proms, graduations and more.  Also, when fully vaccinated, the individual will not have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Most importantly, you are protecting your health along with others you come in contact with.

“We have clinics scheduled on Thursday, April 22nd at the Ridgeway Fire Hall, Route 104, Medina; and on Saturday, April 24th at the Athletic Center at GCC Batavia Campus Center,” stated Paul Pettit, Public Health Director for GO Health.  “These clinics are open to anyone who is 16 and older.  We want to see all of these clinics filled up with those who can also commit to returning for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine 21 days later.”

Visit the vaccination web page at https://bit.ly/GOHealthVaccineChoose either the GCC Pfizer Clinic or the Orleans Pfizer Clinic button and follow the directions.   Keep the link handy, as there are Moderna clinics scheduled on April 27th at Ridgeway Fire Hall and on the 28th at GCC.  The buttons are live when we have that particular vaccine available.  If the clinic is full or we do

not have vaccine, it will show ‘No Appointments Available.’  Please share this information with family, friends, co-workers and social groups.  For those who do not have internet they can call the GO Health Vaccine Registration Help Lines:

Genesee:  585-815-7168

Orleans:  585-589-3170

These lines are ONLY to make vaccine appointments, are not able to answer COVID-related questions, and are not associated with either Health Department. 

If you are interested in making an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccination, now is the time to do it locally!


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