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Schenectady County Administers Over 1,500 COVID-19 Vaccines to 5–11-Year-Olds

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Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has administered over 1,500 vaccines to 5–11-year-olds since they were first authorized on November 4. Over 1,100 of these vaccines were administered through SCHPH’s partnership with local schools to hold PODs at 17 elementary schools throughout the County.

Vaccines for 5–11-year-olds, and primary and booster shots for all other eligible individuals are available at regularly scheduled SCPHS PODs. Due to an increase in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, appointments are currently required for booster shots at regularly scheduled Sunday and Monday PODs. Appointments are available at or by calling (518) 388-4355. Thursday PODs do not require appointments.

“Getting vaccinated is one way we can help protect our friends, family and neighbors from COVID-19, especially during the holiday season,” said Schenectady County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee. Almost all of our current COVID-related hospitalizations are unvaccinated individuals, so we encourage everyone who is 5 years of age or older to get vaccinated and also get a booster shot once you’re eligible. Vaccination offers the best protection for all age groups from serious illness, hospitalization and death associated with COVID-19.”


December POD Schedule

Sundays in December (not 12/26)*

10am-2pm (during the Schenectady Greenmarket)

Proctors Key Hall

432 State Street

Mondays* (also on 11/29)


SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall

78 Washington Ave.

Thursdays (not on 12/23)



837 Albany Street

*Appointments are required for booster shots.


Schenectady County has administered over 38,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses since December of 2020 at community PODs held throughout the County.

Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps

SCPHS uses MRC volunteers, medical and non-medical, to help with the County’s vaccine efforts. As eligibility has increased for primary and booster shots, more volunteers are needed. People interested in signing up for the MRC can visit