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COVID-19: 2 more pop-up vaccination sites in WNY

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Fri, Apr 9th 2021 04:35 pm

Vaccinations are by appointment only; no walk-ins

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 16 community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online over the next week in locations picked to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably throughout New York. These sites are expected to vaccinate 7,100 people throughout the week.

Since Jan. 15, more than 200 community-based pop-up sites have administered more than 77,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations are by appointment only and walk-ins are not allowed.

"New York state is working tirelessly to vaccinate all eligible New Yorkers for COVID-19, but hesitancy remains a serious issue, especially in communities of color, as well as ones which have been historically underserved. That's why we've established pop-up vaccination sites to bring the vaccine directly to those communities in every region of the state," Cuomo said. "These 16 pop-up sites in public housing developments, houses of worship and community centers will administer thousands of shots in arms over the next week and get us closer to a post-COVID future."

The establishment of many of these vaccination sites was made possible through partnerships with multiple public and private health care providers. Host sites and partner providers conduct outreach within their communities and work with community leaders and organizations to identify eligible New Yorkers and schedule vaccination appointments.

The local sites being established over the next week are located at the addresses below:

•Native American Community Services

1005 Grant St., Buffalo, NY

Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Calvary Baptist Church

1184 Genesee St., Buffalo

Open: Wednesday, April 14, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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