1,300 vaccine slots open in Genesee, Orleans at Health Department clinics

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 April 2021 at 9:17 am

There are more than 1,300 appointments available for Covid-19 vaccines through the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

The vaccines are available for free to eligible residents. The eligibility is currently anyone 16 and older. However, the vaccine appointments are for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine which is available for people 18 and older.

There are currently about 300 appointments available for a vaccine clinic at the Ridgeway Fire Hall from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. Click here to register and for more information. There will be another clinic at Ridgeway on Thursday.

GCC in Batavia will host a clinic on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. There are about 1,000 appointments as of this morning. Click here to register and for more information.

These clinics are targeted to residents in Orleans and Genesee counties but are available for any New York State individuals who reside, work or study in the state.

“We want to see all of these clinics filled up with those who can also commit to returning for the second dose of the Moderna vaccine 28 days later,” said Paul Pettit, public health director in the two counties.