COVID Numbers Remain Low in CNY: Local Vaccine Clinics Increasing
Looking at COVID-19 case numbers reported by The Otsego County Department of Health (5/25): there were 3 new confirmed cases with 1 person currently hospitalized with complications from the virus. There are currently 27 known active cases in the county with a total of 63 COVID-19 related deaths. The Health Dept. has a COVID-19 dashboard with daily updates for the latest information.
There are upcoming clinics administering the Pfizer vaccine at the following schools for those 12 and older. Register for the clinic of your choice at www.otsegocounty.com. All clinic appointments are based on first-come, first-served.
There is a New York State and Bassett Healthcare mass vaccination site at SUNY Oneonta that is WALK-IN ONLY to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently being offered, the one-time Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome at any NY State-run site. Wait times will vary.
Delaware County Health officials have an update from 5/20 (updates are once per week now), reporting 2 new cases at that time. On 5/20 there were 25 active cases and 2 people hospitalized. The total number of deaths related to coronavirus complications remains at 47. Go to delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19/#Dash to access the Delaware County Public Health COVID-19 dashboard.
- To see if you are eligible go covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine.
- For COVID-19 vaccine information, county health officials recommend visiting www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax.
Pharmacies are currently designated to vaccinate those currently eligible. Below are local pharmacies administering the vaccine:
Browns Pharmacy in Deposit- www.brownsrxdeposit.com/covidvaccine
CVS in Margaretville www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Walgreens in Sidney, Delhi, Stamford- www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19?ban=covid_vaccine_landing_schedule
In Chenango County, the health department reported on Tuesday, May 25, that at that time, there were 35 active cases in the county with 2 hospitalizations, and a total of 76 deaths related to the virus.
The county health dept. has announced that there is a clinic coming up with the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 12 and older on June 2, with the help of Bartle’s Pharmacy, at 2 locations simultaneously: the Oxford Fire Station from 1:30 to 8:30 pm and at the former Label Shopper Store location in the South Plaza in Norwich from 2 pm to 7 pm. Participants MUST REGISTER for either clinic. Register for an appointment at apps2.health.ny.gov.
For those who are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19.php to find information on the latest clinics available. Those who wish to receive the vaccine need to register on-line.
Below is a list of resources for vaccines for those 12 and older:
NYS Am I eligible site: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
Or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
For UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital you may call 607-337-4888
For BASSETT you may call the information line at 605-547-5555 or visit Bassett.org.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 CLICK HERE to learn what to do next.
To find a COVID-19 testing site near you visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing.
To get information about COVID-19 vaccination distribution, CLICK HERE.