3 vaccine clinics this week in Orleans through Health Department

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2021 at 1:19 pm

Hoag Library, 4-H Fairgrounds and Ridgeway Fire Hall all hosting

Photo by Tom Rivers: Diana Fox and Daisy greet people on Saturday during a mass vaccination clinic at GCC in Batavia, where about 400 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered. Daisy the dog has been popular at the clinic, especially with the younger people, helping to ease some nervousness before getting the shot.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments will be on the road this week with pop-up vaccine clinics. The Health Department have been offering the Covid-19 vaccines at the Ridgeway fire hall and at GCC in Batavia.

This week the vaccine will be offered at other locations as well by the G-O Health Departments.

In Orleans County that includes:

• Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hoag Library, 134 S Main St, Albion – Moderna for walk-ins and appointments (Click here to make an appointment); and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins.

• Wednesday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeway Fire Hall – Pfizer for appointment only. Click here to make an appointment, currently none available but spots could open up. Johnson & Johnson, for walk-ins and appointment. (Click here for an appointment).

• Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Orleans County Fairgrounds, 12690 New York 31, in Knowlesville – Moderna for walk-ins and appointments (Click here to make an appointment); and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins.

In Genesee County:

• Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Genesee County Health Department, 3837 W Main Street Rd., Batavia – Moderna for walk-ins and appointments (Click here to make an appointment); Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins.

• Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UR Medicine, Primary Care – LeRoy Medical Associates at 127 W Main St., Le Roy. This includes Moderna for walk-ins and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins.

“We are happy to be able to provide the pop-up clinics between the two counties,” stated Paul Pettit, Public Health Director in the two counties. “With the shift in bringing clinics close to where people live, work, and play and being more flexible with the scheduling now is a great opportunity for more people to get vaccinated. Being fully vaccinated, 2 weeks after the second dose for Moderna and Pfizer and 2 weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson will help us enjoy the spring and summer activities with less restrictions.”

The Pfizer vaccine is now able to vaccinate anyone 12 years old and older. Clinics with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna will be available for walk-in and registration. Pfizer clinics are by registration only.

For those who do not have internet they can call the GO Health Vaccine Registration Help Lines: Genesee at 585-815-7168 and Orleans at 585-589-3170.

These lines are to make vaccine appointments, and not able to answer Covid-related questions, and are not associated with either Health Department.

“With everyone looking forward to the summer and the looser restrictions we encourage everyone to get vaccinated now,” Pettit said. “There are plenty of options to get any of the three vaccines offered. For your health and the health of others, we encourage everyone who is able to be vaccinated to get vaccinated now.”

If you are a business/church/organization that is interested in hosting a vaccination clinic at your location, fill out the survey by clicking here.