Vaccine clinics this week in Holley, Kendall and Ridgeway
The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments have new sites this week for vaccine clinics, with Covid-19 vaccine shots offered for free at the American Legion in Holley and the Kendall fire hall.
“With everyone looking forward to the summer and the looser restrictions we encourage everyone to get vaccinated now,” said Paul Pettit, public health director in Genesee and Orleans counties. “There continue to be 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.”
Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna clinics offer walk-in opportunities. However, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments encourage people to register. Walk-ins are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Pfizer vaccine is approved to vaccinate anyone 12 and older.
“We have been very successful with the pop-up clinics,” Pettit said. “We are finding many people are happy to be getting their vaccination closer to where they work and play. The scheduling 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.”
These are the vaccination clinics offered this week by the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:
• Ridgeway Fire Hall on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at 11392 Ridge Rd., Medina with Moderna for walk-ins and appointments (click here) and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins and appointments (click here).
• GCC Athletic Arena on Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 1 College Rd., Batavia with Pfizer for walk-ins and appointments (click here) and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins and appointments (click here).
• Holley American Legion on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 5 Wright St. with entrance off Parkway Street. Vaccines include Moderna for walk-ins and appointments (click here) and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins.
• Kendall Fire Department on Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 1879 Kendall Rd. Vaccines include Moderna for walk-ins and appointments (click here) and Johnson & Johnson for walk-ins.
For those who do not have internet they can call the GO Health Vaccine Registration Help Lines in Orleans at (585) 589-3170 and Genesee at (585) 815-7168. These lines are only to make vaccine appointments and not to answer Covid-related questions. They are not associated with either Health Department.
Any business, church or organization that is interested in hosting a vaccination clinic is urged to fill out a survey (click here) and a Health Department staff member will then be in contact.
Both health departments continue to 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 26 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Orleans County Health Department at 14016 Rt. 31 West, Albion. Click here to register.
For Genesee County, a rapid test drive-through clinic is scheduled for May 27 from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at County Building #2, 3837 West Main St. Road, Batavia. Click here to register.