The Niagara County Department of Health will hold several free COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Niagara County throughout the month of May.
“As our large volume vaccination operations begin to slow, we are pivoting to now bring our fast and efficient clinics to various communities,” Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton said. “We are closing the gap by making the vaccine even more accessible, especially for those that reside in areas outside of the major cities.”
Director of Public Health Planning and Emergency Preparedness Elise Pignatora said, “We strongly recommend preregistration; however, walk-in participants will be accepted.”
To secure an appointment, individuals 18 years of age and older may visit www.niagaracounty.com and click on the blue box that says “COVID-19 Vaccination Info.” Niagara County residents who do not have internet access may register for an appointment by calling 211 or 1-888-696-9211.
Individuals who receive their first-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at one of these clinics will have a second appointment scheduled for the same time and at the same location, four weeks following their first dose. Participants will receive a card onsite with the date and time indicated and a confirmation email will follow a few days later. Participants are encouraged to keep in mind when scheduling their first appointment that their second appointment will occur at the same time of day.
Stapleton said, “Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Let’s get back to the things we love. Get vaccinated.”
For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Niagara County Department of Health website at https://www.niagaracounty.com/health or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/niagaracountyhealth.