4 vaccine clinics scheduled this week in Genesee, Orleans for single-shot dose

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 May 2021 at 9:49 am

There are four upcoming vaccination clinics in Genesee and Orleans counties for the single-dose John & Johnson vaccine which has been deemed and recently reauthorized for use in the United States.

The federal CDC and FDA on April 23 both lifted a brief pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and approved its use for people 18 and older. To learn more about the CDC’s overview of the safety of the vaccine, click here.

“The CDC and Food & Drug Administration have recommended that the use of J & J’s Covid-19 vaccine resume in the United States,” said Paul Pettit, public health director in Genesee and Orleans. “We encourage everyone to talk with their primary care provider if they have concerns about any of the vaccines. With the options we currently have we continue to encourage everyone who is able to get vaccinated with the vaccine they are comfortable receiving.”

The four upcoming clinics all have walk-in options. However, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments encourages people to register online. They can click here to register and pick the appropriate J & J link or call the vaccine helplines in Orleans County at 585-589-3170 or Genesee County at 585-815-7168.

The schedule for the clinics includes:

  • GCC in Batavia on Wednesday, May 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Genesee County Office for the Aging, downtown Batavia, on Wednesday, May 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Ridgeway Fire Hall on Route 104 on Thursday, May 6, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Orleans County Health Department in Albion on Friday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Health Department also is willing to do vaccine clinics at businesses, churches and other organizations. Those interested in hosting a vaccine clinic should fill out a short online survey (click here).

Covid Testing: For those who are seeking testing, both counties provide limited free rapid testing for those without symptoms at the respective Health Departments. For Orleans County, a rapid test clinic is scheduled for May 5 at the Orleans County Health Department at 14016 Rt. 31 West, Albion. For Genesee County, a rapid test drive-through clinic is scheduled for May 6 at County Building #2, 3837 West Main St. Road, Batavia.

To register for testing go to the GO Health testing page by clicking here.