10,000 First-Dose Vaccines Administered by Schenectady County Public Health Services
Schenectady County administered its 10,000th first-dose vaccine on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the County’s SUNY Schenectady POD (point of dispensing).
Schenectady County has primarily administered vaccines at its main POD site, SUNY Schenectady (formerly held at the Karen B. Johnson/Central Branch Library) and has administered over a thousand vaccines at neighborhood-based PODs hosted by local churches and community centers to increase accessibility.
“This milestone would not have been possible without the countless volunteers and public health staff that have worked so hard to vaccinate our residents,” said County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services. “Schenectady County encourages all residents 16 years of age or older to schedule a vaccine appointment as soon as possible, and for all residents to continue wearing masks, practice social distancing and frequent handwashing. Working together we can help our community recover from the pandemic while also making it safer for those who are unable to get vaccinated.”
According to New York State’s Vaccine Tracker website,1 41.5% of Schenectady County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and 27.1% of residents have completed their vaccine series. The New York State average is 34.4% residents having received one vaccine dose, and 21.7% residents having completed their vaccine series.
Additional Vaccination Sites
Schenectady County posts information about new vaccination sign-ups on www.schenectadycounty.com/COVID19, and on the County’s Facebook (@SchenectadyCounty) and Twitter (@SchdyCountyNY) pages as it’s available.
The Capital Region has two mass vaccination sites – 1 at SUNY Albany and the other is located at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. All eligible Schenectady County residents can schedule appointments at these state-run sites online at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or by calling 1-833-697-4829.
Some local pharmacies offer COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.schenectadycounty.com/COVID19 for additional information.
Eligible residents who need help scheduling an appointment can visit participating Schenectady County Public Library branches, or call (518) 299-0518 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