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ECDOH: 3 'teen vaccine' clinics planned for May 1

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Mon, Apr 26th 2021 02:55 pm

Erie County Department of Health will run COVID-19 vaccination PODs with Pfizer & Moderna doses

After securing a supply of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine late last week, the Erie County Department of Health has scheduled three COVID-19 vaccination PODs especially for 16- and 17-year-olds and their families on May 1.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for teens ages 16 and 17; Moderna COVID-19 doses will be available for anyone age 18 and older. Sites will be SUNY ECC North in Williamsville, SUNY ECC South in Orchard Park, and McKinley High School in Buffalo.

“We reached out to local pharmacies and New York State Department of Health after initially hearing that local health departments would not receive more Pfizer vaccine until early May,” Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said. “Each vaccinated person gets us one step close to the end of this pandemic and, with 16- and 17-year-olds eligible for Pfizer vaccine, we are very eager to coordinate these special PODs for these teenagers and their families.”

“This is a crucial service for our department to offer before events like proms, graduations and other celebrations this spring and summer,” she continued. “Vaccination for these high school students also provides another layer of protection against COVID-19 in school, sports, work and household settings.”

ECDOH will communicate Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine availability to school districts and private schools at scheduled ECDOH clinics. In the future, if additional Pfizer COVID-19 is available, ECDOH will consider planning PODs at school locations. Parental consent forms for 16- and 17-year-olds will be available before May 1 electronically and on site at ECDOH clinics.

Erie County Department of Health ‘Teen Vaccine’ PODs

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1

Note: each site has different links for Pfizer (ages 16 & 17) and Moderna (age 18+).

Individuals unable to access online registration can call the Erie County COVID-19 information line at 716-858-2929 for an appointment.

Sites:

•McKinley High School

1500 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

Pfizer (Limited to 16 and 17 years of age)

Moderna (18 years of age and older)

•SUNY ECC North

6205 Main St., Williamsville

Pfizer (Limited to 16 and 17 years of age)

Moderna (18 years of age and older)

•SUNY ECC South

4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park

Pfizer (Limited to 16 and 17 years of age)

Moderna (18 years of age and older)

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