Cortland County to open vaccine clinic next week

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Starting next week, nurses from the Cortland County Health Department will administer vaccines to eligible residents at the County Office Building on Central Avenue.

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Their first clinic runs Tuesday from 3-7 pm.

Only those who fall under Phase 1a of the state’s eligibility requirements can participate at this time.

Registrants are required to bring proof of eligibility.

Anyone who arrives and is unable to verify their occupation or priority status will not be vaccinated.

This could include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub. Employers and organizations can also provide a list of staff who meet the criteria.

“We are required to verify that those receiving a vaccine at this time meet the state guidelines for eligibility, and it will be important to bring proof of working as a healthcare staff member or in a prioritized profession to the vaccination site,” said public health director Lisa Perfetti. 

We have a conversation with Perfetti planned for this Saturday morning’s Meet Cortland County segment, which airs weekly at 9 am.

Appointments must be made in advance to attend the vaccination clinic, which can be done here.

Follow-ups will then be scheduled to ensure individuals receive their second dose 28 days after the first.

Both rounds need to be the same brand (i.e. Moderna, Pfizer, etc.)

Questions can be answered by calling the health department at (607) 756-3415.

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