COVID-19 Vaccine Available To Everyone 16-years-old And Older

By: Zachary Meseck

COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone 16-years-old and older (Photo by Zachary Meseck)

CHENANGO COUNTY – With the COVID-19 vaccine age restrictions being lowered to 16-years-old and up, a significant portion of the Chenango County population is eligible to receive a vaccine.

According to Chenango County Director of Environmental Health Isaiah Sutton, Chenango County hopes to reach at least 80 percent vaccination, and there are numerous places individuals can sign up for the vaccine.

“Now that the age restrictions have been reduced, anyone who wants a vaccine can get one, and we really encourage people to do so,” said Sutton. “Anyone who has questions or concerns about the vaccine can visit the CDC website, go to our website, or reach out to our office for more information.”

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“A lot of folks have been vaccinated, but we haven’t received herd immunity status yet.”

Sutton said individuals who are interested in receiving a vaccine can schedule an appointment with Bartles Pharmacy, through the Chenango County Health Department, through their primary care providers, through the state managed https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ website, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, and several other pharmacies in the area are also options.

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