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Schenectady County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine POD at Rivers Casino

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Over 1,100 Vaccine Appointments Available for Schenectady County Residents Age 65 and Over

Schenectady County will hold a one-day COVID-19 vaccine POD (point of dispensing) on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 9am to 7pm at the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center in the City of Schenectady. Appointments are available online at

The Pfizer vaccines were allocated to Schenectady County specifically for county residents 65 years of age or older by the NYS Department of Health. Proof of residency and age will be required at the vaccine site. Individuals who receive a vaccine at the POD will be signed up for their 2nd dose at Rivers 21 days later during their appointment.

“These vaccines will go a long way toward vaccinating our older residents, especially those who are unable to travel outside of the county,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services. “Schenectady County’s goal is to vaccinate as many eligible residents as possible. We are asking residents who already have vaccine appointments in the Capital Region to keep those appointments to ensure that those who don’t have the ability to travel have access to vaccines.”

Eligible residents who need help scheduling an appointment can visit participating Schenectady County Public Library branches for assistance.

Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Branch

Thursday March 4: 9am to 4pm

Friday March 5: 9am to 4pm

Saturday March 6: 9am to 4pm

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 at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany are now open to all eligible Schenectady County residents. Visit or call the NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 to check appointment availability.