Vaccination clinics Thursday and Saturday will have Pfizer vaccine for 16 and older

Posted 21 April 2021 at 10:18 am

Press Release, Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments have first dose Pfizer vaccination clinics with appointments available targeting those who are 16 and older.

The clinics will be Thursday at the Ridgeway fire hall and Saturday at Genesee Community College in Batavia. The vaccine doses are open for any New York State individuals who reside, work or study in the state.

Currently in New York, being fully vaccinated will begin to offer opportunities that have been limited for the past year. Anyone who is fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the J&J vaccine or the second dose of Pfizer and Moderna) will be able to participate in various activities without having to be tested for entry for events such as professional sports, weddings with over 100 guests, proms, graduations and more.

Also, when fully vaccinated, the individual will not have to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. Most importantly, you are protecting your health along with others you come in contact with.

“We want to see all of these clinics filled up with those who can also commit to returning for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine 21 days later,” said Paul Pettit, public health director in Genesee and Orleans counties.

Visit the Genesee and Orleans vaccination web page by clicking here. Choose either the GCC Pfizer Clinic or the Orleans Pfizer Clinic button and follow the directions.

Keep the link handy, as there are Moderna clinics scheduled on April 27th at Ridgeway Fire Hall and on the 28th at GCC. The buttons are live when we have that particular vaccine available. If the clinic is full or we do not have vaccine, it will show “No Appointments Available.” Please share this information with family, friends, co-workers and social groups.

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

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

If you are interested in making an appointment to get your Covid-19 vaccination, now is the time to do it locally!