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Schenectady County Reaches New Vaccine Milestone

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Over 100,000 Residents Have Received At Least One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

County Continues to Rank #1 in NYS for 18+ Vaccination

According to New York State’s Vaccine Tracker website,1 100,261 Schenectady County residents 12 years of age or older have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Schenectady County also currently ranks first in New York State for the percentage of county residents 18+ who have received at least one vaccination dose, at 77.8%. The overall percentage of New Yorkers 18+ who have received one COVID-19 dose is 66.9%.

Schenectady County has administered 15,857 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines since December 2020.

“Over 100,000 Schenectady County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, which has helped keep our infection rate below one percent,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services. “Our residents continue to show up for their family, friends, and neighbors – the more people who are vaccinated, the healthier and safer our community will be for the most vulnerable and those who aren’t currently able to get vaccinated.”

School PODs

Schenectady County recently held a series of Pfizer vaccination PODs at high school gymnasiums throughout the County for students and parents, and anyone else who is eligible. Over 1,250 people were vaccinated during those PODs.

To increase accessibility, Schenectady County offers vaccine PODs in many locations at various times of the day.

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


9:30am-1:30pm (Johnson & Johnson 1-shot)

Thursday Farmers Market

Outside Schenectady City Hall (Franklin Street side), 12305


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 6/10/2021