Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the opening dates and scheduling information for the community-based vaccination sites to reach the underserved in Buffalo and Rochester .
APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THOSE LIVING IN THESE BUFFALO OR ROCHESTER ZIP CODES.
•In Buffalo the vaccination site is the Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan for residents living in Eligible Zip Codes: 14209, 14201, 14208, 14213, 14211, 14215, 14214, 14204, 14222, 14212 .
•In Rochester: the vaccination site is in the Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot1345 St. Paul Street for residents living in Eligible Zip Codes: 14605, 14613, 14611, 14608, 14621, 14619, 14606, 14615, 14614, 14609, 14604, 14603
To make an appointment if you live in Buffalo or Rochester, go to the New York “Am I Eligible” website (am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov) or call the state’s Covid-19 vaccination hotline at (833)697-4829.
Each city is to begin administering the vaccine on March 3. These sites have the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day.
•The Feb. 20 New York Times reports that people who have had Covid should get just 1 dose according to two new studies.
•Cuba may soon have a vaccine of its own. Until then, Cuba limited the spread of the virus early on, leaning on its tight control of the population and an efficient system for delivering health care. Anyone diagnosed with the virus was immediately hospitalized and put on a cocktail of Cuban and generic drugs. Cuba reported just 12,225 confirmed coronavirus cases and 146 deaths in 2020, among the lowest rates in the Western Hemisphere.