Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on January 18, 2021
There is now another way to get your COVID vaccination if you are over 65 and in Group 1-B.
UMMC and Rochester Regional Health have a random lottery system to select patients to receive the vaccine. These come from a pool of patients whose Primary Care Doctors are part of the Rochester Regional System.
Sonja Gonyea administers the program for UMMC and explains the process
The program is limited to the number of doses of vaccine the hospital has. Last week it was only 100. As more doses become available, more people will be randomly selected
This random program applies to patients of Primary Care providers who are part of UMMC/Rochester Regional Health.
Genesee County is expected to open a community vaccination site later this week at on the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College.
These clinics will also be for Group 1-B individuals and also for anyone over the age of 65.
You will need an appointment for the GCC clinic.
How to make an appointment has not yet been announced.
Drivers across Western New York are having to shell out more of fill-up their vehicles. According to Triple A, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas in Batavia is $2.38 a gallon, up 7-cents from a week ago.
The Buffalo Bills are a win away from the big game, but they’ll have to overcome a formidable foe to get there. The AFC East champions beat the Baltimore Ravens 17 to three at Bills Stadium Saturday night, setting up a showdown with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. The two teams played in Orchard Park earlier this season, with Kansas City winning 26 to 17. Their next showdown will be in the AFC Championship game, scheduled for 6:40p.m. in Kansas City this Sunday night.
The Buffalo Sabres will be on the road tonight as they try and pick up their first win of the season. They’ll be taking on the undefeated Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Buffalo lost its first two games of the season.