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Schenectady County Partners with the Thursday Schenectady Farmers’ Market to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines

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Johnson & Johnson 1-Shot Vaccines will be Available to Individuals 18+

Schenectady County is partnering with the Thursday Schenectady Farmers’ Market to offer free COVID-19 vaccines during the market on Thursdays in June. Johnson & Johnson 1-shot vaccines will be available on the Franklin Street side of the market from 9:30am to 1:30pm (during market hours) for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Proof of age is required.

Schenectady County currently ranks first in New York State for the percentage of county residents 18+ who have received at least one vaccination dose, at 78.7%.1

Thursday Schenectady Farmers’ Market

The weekday Schenectady Farmers’ Market, which is held outside of Schenectady City Hall on Thursdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm, is open for the 2021 market season. Plenty of on-street parking is available, and free parking is available next to City Hall in the lot between Franklin and Liberty streets. Credit, debit and SNAP benefits are accepted.

Early-season produce and plants available include salad greens, spinach, radishes, rhubarb, asparagus, flowering baskets, bedding plants, flowers, and vegetable seedlings for the home gardener. Also on sale is chicken, pork, beef, eggs, honey and a variety of baked goods, specialty foods items, and jams and jellies. As the growing season continues, additional farmers and vendors will bring their products to the market.

Additional June Community PODs

Schenectady County is holding regular free COVID-19 vaccine PODs 6-days a week in June. All PODs are open to walk-ins – no appointment needed.

Proof of age is required. For individuals younger than the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide consent for vaccination, either verbally 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 (consent form) from the parent or guardian and the parent/guardian must be available by phone. Consent forms are available at


10am-12pm (Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

Schenectady County Department of Social Services

797 Broadway, 12305


5-7pm (Moderna 2-shot series)

SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall

78 Washington Ave., 12305


10am-12pm (Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)

913 Albany Street, 12307


9-11am (Moderna 2-shot series)

SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall

78 Washington Ave., 12305

Thursdays: Trolley PODs

11:30am-2pm (Pfizer 2-shot series; Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

SiCM Food Pantry

837-839 Albany Street, 12307


3-5:30pm (Pfizer 2-shot series; Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

Islamic Center of Schenectady parking lot

89 N. Brandywine, 12307


12-4pm (Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady – Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse

104 Education Drive, 12304


10am-2pm during Schenectady Greenmarket (Moderna 2-shot series; Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

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.

Vaccine Eligibility

Current eligibility by vaccine manufacturer:

Moderna vaccines – 18+

Pfizer vaccines – 12+

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines – 18+


1 Vaccine data as of 11am on 6/16/2021