Schenectady County Ranks Third In New York State for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Over 70% of County Residents 18+ Have Received At Least One Dose

May 6, 2021

Schenectady, N.Y. — According to New York State’s Vaccine Tracker website,¹ Schenectady County currently ranks third in New York State for the percentage of county residents 18+ who have received at least one vaccination dose, at 70.1%. The overall percentage of New Yorkers 18+ who have received one COVID-19 dose is 59.1%.

Schenectady County has administered over 14,300 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines since December of 2020.

“We are proud that Schenectady County continues to be among the leaders in COVID-19 vaccination rates, with over seventy percent of our residents 18 years of age or older having had at least one dose,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health & Human Services. “This is a testament to the commitment of our residents and the dedication of our public health team and volunteer staff. While seventy percent is a great accomplishment, we will continue working to ensure that all Schenectady County residents have access to COVID-19 vaccines.”

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

5-7 pm
SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall
78 Washington Ave, 12305

9-11 am
SUNY Schenectady – Elston Hall
78 Washington Ave, 12305

12-4 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady – Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse
104 Education Drive, 12304

10-2pm (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.

Vaccine Eligibility
Current eligibility by vaccine manufacturer:
Moderna vaccines – all New Yorkers 18+
Pfizer vaccines – all New Yorkers 16+
Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines – all New Yorkers 18+

¹Vaccine data as of 11am on 5/6/2021

Erin M. Roberts
Director of Public Communications
Schenectady County
(518) 388-4772
(518) 723-0570 (cell)

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