200 doses to be administered during second CCHD clinic today

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Today, county health officials hold their second covid-19 vaccine clinic at SUNY Cortland.

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This week’s allocation from the state included 100 doses for 1B essential workers with a focus on teachers; along with another 100 for residents and staff at State-run Offices for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Coordination with this group of residents and staff will include obtaining appropriate consents and ensuring the staff has an appropriate amount of time to make arrangements, according to county officials.

Allocations typically must be used within one week of arrival, but more time has been provided for this vulnerable population.

Over 50 people who attended the first clinic on January 12 will receive their second dose starting next week.

Tompkins County received 600 doses for the week. Health officials plan to release appointments that prioritize those who work in childcare, homeless shelters, public transit, and schools.

Seniors 60-and-up are still encouraged to try local pharmacies or state-run clinics.

Demand continues to greatly exceed supply and Governor Cuomo has now expanded eligibility to include restaurant workers and taxi drivers.

He said the federal government plans on increasing doses to the state by 20% for the next three weeks. Private pharmacies will also see a 10% increase in doses.

To determine eligibility, use the following link:
https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

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