Rensselaer County will hold another community vaccination clinic tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27 in Nassau, followed by a clinic Wednesday featuring the Pfizer vaccine at the county POD at Hudson Valley Community College, County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas and members of the County Legislature announced today.
Both the Tuesday and Wednesday clinics are first dose clinics. The county will be conducting second dose clinics on Thursday and Friday.
The Nassau clinic will be held at the Chandler-Young Veteran Association at the intersection of Lyons Lake Road and State Route 20, features the Moderna vaccine and runs from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Pfizer clinic on Wednesday will be held at the county POD at Hudson Valley Community College in the McDonough ice rink from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents can check social media or the county website for more information on registering for the clinics.
“We are committed to bringing the vaccine to every corner of Rensselaer County to enable as many residents as possible to conveniently and quickly access the vaccine. We look forward to doing more community clinics in the coming weeks,” said McLaughlin.
The Nassau clinic will be the sixth community vaccination clinic sponsored by the county. The county has to date held clinics at Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, Hoosick and the Taylor Apartments in Troy.
“The Chandler Young location is a convenient location for residents of southern Rensselaer County to get vaccinated. I commend County Executive McLaughlin, the Health Department, and all of the volunteers for establishing these remote sites in an effort to get everyone vaccinated,” said Legislator Scott Bendett.
“The Pfizer vaccine is an opportunity for those under 18 to get vaccinated, and as the weather improves, young people will want to socialize outside of their homes. The vaccination site at HVCC has been very well received and the County staff and volunteers do an excellent job. If you haven’t been vaccinated, this is another great opportunity to get the shot from Rensselaer County,” said Vice Chair Kelly Hoffman.