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County Has Seen More Residents Be Vaccinated in Recent Weeks

There are six opportunities to be vaccinated in Rensselaer County this week, with pop-up clinics held conveniently in different communities, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas announced.

The county also continues to see more residents be vaccinated for COVID-19, with numbers for eligible residents increasing in recent weeks. The county will continue to hold vaccination clinics during the summer to make vaccinations available to all.

“We recognize vaccinations are a key tool in the fight against COVID-19, and are working to provide vaccines conveniently and quickly to our residents,” said McLaughlin.

For eligible residents, meaning ages 12 and older, the county has seen 66.1 percent fully vaccinated (91,615 residents), with 70.7 percent (97,931 residents) receiving one dose.

For residents age 18 and older, the county has seen 67.9 percent fully vaccinated (86,941 residents), with 72.3 percent (92,615 residents), receiving one dose.

For residents age 65 and older, the county 85.7 percent fully vaccinated (23,820 residents), with 90.4 percent (25,134 residents), receiving one dose.

“It is encouraging seeing more residents be vaccinated, and look forward to making vaccines available during the coming weeks. A vaccination is the best defense against COVID-19,” said Wachunas.

The county has focused on community vaccination efforts, and the six clinics this week will be held in a variety of locations and events. The vaccination clinics sponsored by the county include:

Monday, Aug. 2 – City of Rensselaer summer concert, Riverfront Park, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 – Stewart’s Shop, 110 Hoosick Street, Troy, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 – County Health Department clinic, County Office Building in Troy, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 4 – Hudson Valley Community College Campus Quad, main campus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 5 – County Health Department clinic, County Office Building in Troy, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 6 – Tri-City ValleyCats game, Joseph Bruno Stadium, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“These are great opportunities to be vaccinated while enjoying some of the fun events and attractions that make our county so great during the summer. The vaccination only takes minutes, and many residents have complimented our team on how seamless the process is,” said McLaughlin.