Over 1,500 Vaccine Appointments Available for Eligible Residents
Schenectady County will hold three COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine PODs (point of dispensing) next week, on Tuesday, April 6, Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9 at SUNY Schenectady. Appointments are available online at www.schenectadycounty.com. Approximately 550 appointments are available each day.
Pfizer vaccines are currently approved for 16+ by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Individuals who receive a vaccine at the POD will be signed up during their appointment for their 2nd dose at SUNY Schenectady 21 days later.
“There are over 1,500 appointments available right here in Schenectady County next week,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services. “Starting today, all New Yorkers age 30 and up are eligible to receive a vaccine. While over thirty-six percent of our residents have already received at least one vaccine dose, I am hopeful this number will rapidly increase in the coming weeks. Schenectady County urges all eligible residents to consider scheduling a vaccine appointment as soon as they are able. The more vaccinated residents we have, the safer and healthier our community will be.”
Starting today (March 30, 2021) New Yorkers 30+ are eligible to schedule and receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Eligibility expands to all New Yorkers 16+ starting at 8am on April 6, 2021. A parent or guardian must be present at appointments for 16–17-year-olds.
Eligible residents who need help scheduling an appointment can call (518) 299-0518 or visit a participating Schenectady County Public Library branches for assistance.
Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Branch (99 Clinton Street, Schenectady 12305)
Monday – Friday 10am to 3pm
Bornt Branch (948 State Street, Schenectady 12307)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4:30pm
Mont Pleasant Branch (1036 Crane Street, Schenectady 12303)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4:30pm
Additional Vaccine Sites
Appointments may be available at other Capital Region locations. Visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or call the NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 to check appointment availability.