Appointments  Now Being Taken For Covid Vaccinations At These Buffalo, Rochester Vaccination Community  Sites 

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.

-COVID UPDATE-

•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.