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Schenectady County Announces Student Vaccine POD at Schenectady High School

Schenectady County Seal

650 Pfizer Vaccine Appointments Available for Students

Moderna POD at SUNY Schenectady on Monday, April 26

Schenectady County will hold a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine POD (point of dispensing) on Sunday, April 25 at Schenectady High School. Approximately 650 appointments are available for students and parents at A parent or guardian must either accompany any student under the age of 18 to their appointment or be available by phone at the time of the vaccination to provide consent. Walk-ins are welcome.

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 second dose at Schenectady High School 21 days later.

“Schenectady County has had very limited access to Pfizer vaccines since eligibility expanded to all New Yorkers 16 years of age and older,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services. “We are thankful to have received these doses, and our public health team is working with local school districts to administer them to high school students, since it is the only vaccine currently approved for 16- and 17-year-olds. If you are 18 years of age or older we encourage you to sign up for a Moderna vaccine appointment at our next scheduled SUNY Schenectady POD on Monday, April 26. Working together we can continue increasing our vaccination rate and make our community safer and healthier for our neighbors, friends, and families.”

Schenectady County has administered over 13,500 first-dose vaccines at the County’s main POD site, SUNY Schenectady (formerly held at the Karen B. Johnson/Central Branch Library) and at neighborhood-based PODs hosted by local churches and community centers.

According to the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker website over 50 percent (50.6%1) of Schenectady County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, which is the fourth highest percentage in the state.

SUNY Schenectady Moderna POD

Schenectady County is hosting a Moderna vaccine POD at SUNY Schenectady on Monday. New York residents 18 years of age and older can schedule an appointment online at

Scheduling Assistance

Eligible residents who need help scheduling an appointment can call (518) 299-0518 (Monday to Friday 10am-3pm) or visit a participating Schenectady County Public Library branches for assistance.

Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Branch (99 Clinton Street 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


1 Vaccine data as of 4/21/2021 11am