More details are available on the delayed shipment of covid-19 vaccines to Cortland County.
Severe weather in the Southern US caused a disruption for most in the state.
County health officials expected another 200 doses for 1B essential workers and people with comorbidities.
They planned on holding a clinic tomorrow at SUNY Cortland, but now confirm their shipment won’t arrive in time to do so.
Anyone who was scheduled for an appointment will be contacted to reschedule.
A larger clinic will be scheduled next week once the delivery does arrive — more details on times and dates won’t be available until after that happens.
“We will reschedule the clinic once vaccine is on our hands,” said public health director Lisa Perfetti. “As more vaccine is available locally and throughout the state, we look forward to a time when each of our resident has the opportunity to be vaccinated. Please continue to follow all established COVID guidelines including wearing a mask, washing your hands and maintaining a six feet distance from others outside of your own home.”
The Cortland County Health Department continues to be directed by the New York State Department of Health to
prioritize essential workers in the 1b category.
This includes firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, daycare providers and grocery store workers.
Planned allocations for this weekend only included 100 doses for those with comorbidities; county officials say these are being focused on people 65 and over with a comorbid condition.
Essential worker allocations continue to be scheduled through employers.
Appointments are required.
Anyone who is unable to provide verification of their eligibility will be turned away as required by our vaccine agreement with the New York State Department of Health.
Proof of Eligibility for 1B Essential Employees:
Acceptable forms of proof include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a
paystub, photo ID or professional license.
Proof of Eligibility for Co-Morbidities:’
- Doctor’s letter
- Medical Information Evidencing Comorbidity
- Signed Certification – Click here for the attestation that will need to be signed
To date, a partnership with Guthrie Cortland and SUNY Cortland has administered a total of 881 1st doses and 257 full vaccinations.
The number of those eligible continues to be far greater than weekly deliveries.
For updates and links to more information, visit the Cortland County Vaccine information page.