Clinics Will Bring Vaccines to the People and Features Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Rensselaer County will be hosting a number of vaccination clinics throughout the county during the summer to make vaccinations more convenient and accessible to residents, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas announced today.
The nearly 30 pop-up vaccination clinics will including pop-up clinics at town concerts throughout the county, Troy Night Out and several Tri-City ValleyCats games, including the Cats’ home opener on June 4.
All county pop-up clinics will feature the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine.
“Rensselaer County is committed to providing vaccinations to all who want them, and this summer, we will be bringing the vaccines right to the people at many popular and well-attended events,” said McLaughlin.
“Our vaccination efforts have been well-received by residents, thanks to the outstanding work of our Health Department and our Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. We look forward to bring that same high level of service to these pop-up vaccination clinics,” added McLaughlin.
The vaccines will follow the same protocol followed at the county vaccination POD, with vaccine doses administered under the supervisor of the county Health Department, with county Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assisting in the process.
“We understand there are still some residents hesitant about getting vaccinated. These clinics will be easy, accessible and feature a one-shot vaccine. We encourage those who have not been vaccinated to take advantage of these convenient opportunities throughout this summer,” said Wachunas.
A seventh ValleyCats game where vaccines will be offered is also planned for September 9, with details being finalized.
“We continue to encourage those who want to get vaccinated, to take advantage of these convenient opportunities that have been provided by Rensselaer County and our partners,” said Chairman Michael Stammel-Rensselaer.
“I’m thrilled that our vaccination rates in our County are climbing and I’m hopeful that this push will help us all moving forward. These convenient opportunities for residents to get vaccinated while attending ball games and concerts will make getting vaccinated that much easier,” said Chair of the Legislature’s Health Committee Scott Bendett- Averill Park.