Mass Vaccination Clinic Opens Tomorrow at GCC
Written by Dan Fischer on March 4, 2021
UPDATE: All appointments have been taken through Tuesday, Mar 9. Site filled appointments in 90-minutes.
The New York State Department of Health have agreed to host a temporary regional mass vaccination clinic at Genesee Community College (GCC) main campus center (1 College Rd, Batavia) to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to rural counties.
The announcement comes after the legislative leaders and public health directors of Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties sent a letter last week to the Governor urgently requesting the designation of such a clinic to serve rural populations in the region.
“We are pleased to see this allocation for the Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County area,” stated Lynne Johnson, Chairperson of the Orleans County Legislature. “Our three counties have been underserved throughout this pandemic, especially with the lower vaccine allocations which in turn produces lower vaccination rates.”
This state-run clinic, expecting to vaccinate 3,500, is targeted to Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County residents who are in the state eligible groupings. The state has confirmed, as of 03/02/21, the vaccine will be the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) one dose vaccine. The clinic is located at the GCC Athletic Center where signs will guide those with appointments to the entrance. The clinic will be held starting:
- Friday, March 5th from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.,
- Saturday and Sunday (March 6th and 7th) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Monday and Tuesday (March 8th and 9th) from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Appointments must be made via the New York State ‘Am-I-Eligible’ webpage HERE or by calling the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 only.
“We are pleased to be a part of this mass vaccination clinic,” stated Rebecca Ryan, Chairwoman of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors. “This will help put a dent in our priority groups.”