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Schenectady County Announces Student COVID-19 Vaccination PODs

Schenectady County Seal

Open to Anyone 12 Years of Age or Older

Schenectady County will hold a series of Pfizer vaccination PODs at high school gymnasiums throughout the County for students and parents, and anyone else who is eligible. The Pfizer vaccine was recently approved by the FDA, the CDC and NYS for individuals 12 years of age or older.

These PODs are part of the County’s focused effort on increasing accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines for all residents. School nurses will vaccinate students and Schenectady County Public Health Services staff will administer vaccines to all other individuals. Appointments are available at

“Schenectady County is working with our local schools to vaccinate students, because the safest way for them to participate in end-of-year and other summer activities is to be vaccinated,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee. “And with SUNY, CUNY and other colleges requiring vaccination for in-person classes starting in the fall, we want to make it as easy as possible for all of our eligible residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Parental Consent

Individuals must bring proof of age. For individuals younger than the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide consent for vaccination. A parent or legal guardian must provide verbal consent either while accompanying the minor to the vaccination appointment, or by phone at the time of the vaccination appointment. If the minor is 12-15 years old, they must arrive with a parent or guardian OR they need to bring another adult caregiver who has a signed designation from the parent or guardian and the parent/guardian must be available by phone.


Niskayuna High School Gymnasium (near softball field)

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12-4pm

Schalmont High School Gymnasium (near football field)

Monday, May 17, 2021, 3-7pm

Scotia-Glenville High School Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 1-5pm

Mohonasen High School Gymnasium

Friday, May 21, 2021, 9am-1pm

Schenectady High School Gymnasium

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 1-5pm

Schenectady County Vaccination Rate

Schenectady County currently ranks second in New York State for the percentage of adults with at least one COVID-19 vaccine. According to the NYS Vaccine Tracker website, 72 pecent of Schenectady County residents 18 years of age or older have received at least one vaccine dose1.

May and June Community PODs

Schenectady County is holding regular free COVID-19 vaccine PODs 4-days a week in May and June for individuals 18 years of age or older. All PODs are open to walk-ins – no appointment needed.



SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall

78 Washington Ave., 12305



SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall

78 Washington Ave., 12305



Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady – Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse

104 Education Drive, 12304


10am-2pm (during Schenectady Greenmarket)

Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central Library)

Outside on Corner of Clinton and Liberty Streets, 12305

Schenectady County Delivers Vaccine Program

Schenectady County residents for whom childcare or other concerns have created a significant barrier to getting vaccinated may be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the Schenectady County Delivers vaccine program. Residents who are interested in this program should call (518) 836-2400, Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Residents can also leave a message with their name and contact information, and someone will call them back. The program prioritizes individuals who are homebound for medical reasons. Staff will work with residents to address other accessibility challenges as staffing and logistical capacity allow.


1 Vaccination data from May 13, 2021 at 11am