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State-run mass vaccination sites to open in coming weeks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced, that as the federal vaccine supply continues to increase, New York will establish 10 additional state-run mass vaccination sites – including one in Niagara Falls – to further grow New York's vast distribution network. The sites remain in development and are expected to launch in the coming weeks. Final details, including appointment scheduling information and hours of operation will be released in the coming days.
The local mass-vaccination site is the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, at 101 Old Falls St.
"Thanks to increasing vaccine supply from our partners in Washington, we can utilize more of our state's capacity to distribute doses and, once they are open, these new sites will allow us to continue to get shots into arms on a large scale," Cuomo said. "We know the vaccine is the weapon that will win this war, but it's only effective if we all take it, which is why we are working around the clock to establish sites like these across the state to reach as many New Yorkers as possible. The more people we vaccinate, the more we can continue our progress in keeping the infection rate at bay, reopening our economy and defeating COVID once and for all."
The sites remain in development and are expected to launch in the coming weeks. Final details, including appointment scheduling information and hours of operation, will be released in the coming days. Once appointments are opened, eligible New Yorkers will be able to schedule appointments by utilizing New York's “Am I Eligible” website or by calling the state's COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
A press release said, “The establishment of these 10 sites further expands New York's already vast vaccine distribution network. Not only has New York already established 13 other state-run mass vaccination sites, but, in order to meet the governor's mandate to ensure the fair and equitable distribution of the vaccine, numerous other sites have been established to ensure those New Yorkers living in underserved communities have direct access to the vaccine. This includes six joint state-FEMA community-based vaccination sites, the Yankee Stadium mass-vaccination site, and more than 120 community-based pop-up sites in public housing developments, churches and community centers.”