Eri County wants to open COVID-19 Vaccination (POD) station in Buffalo


Eri County executive Mark Poloncarz could start and work next week, hoping to announce the exact location this weekend.

Buffalo, New York – Eri County is getting more of the COVID-19 vaccine. Eri County Executive Mark Mark Poloncarz said the county will receive 7,280 doses from New York State this week. He also announced that a third POD clinic in Buffalo is operational and hopes to start by next week.

Poloncarz said the planned mass vaccination venue for the buffalo meeting center is not promising, and is still awaiting approval from New York State.

Those 7,000-plus doses are for the required staff (1,770), for the ODP. Distributed to residents and staff (300), related illnesses (1,570) and those aged 65 and over (3,640).

Poloncarz also recalled that the Delavan-Gridder Community Center will open an appointment for all residents of Eri County to receive the vaccine at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Thanks to the availability of the vaccine, the site, which is expected to be operational by March, is expected to be completed by April.

Poloncarz also said he hopes the county will get about 200 doses of newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccines for out-of-home residents, including a group of elderly nuns in the area.

Eri County’s current seven-day positive rate is 3.5 percent.

Poloncars says the annual Dingus Day parade will not be held again this year due to the epidemic. However, organizers say they are not canceling the rally instead of limiting the number of participants and the number of people per vehicle.

It has been announced that the first St. Ward and Downtown St. Patrick’s Day rallies will not continue for the second year in a row.

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