No appointments needed at Monroe County vaccination sites

COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all eligible New York state residents 16 years of age or older. Monroe County Executive Adam Bello also announced that all county-run clinics and community-based vaccination sites are now accepting walk-ins.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has authorized and made the following recommendations for the three vaccines listed below for use within the United States for the prevention of COVID-19:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech is a two-shot vaccine given in the upper arm, 21 days apart. It does not contain eggs, preservatives or latex. At the moment, it is the only vaccine approved for those who are 16 and 17 years of age.
  • Moderna is a two-shot vaccine given in the upper arm, 28 days apart. It does not contain eggs, preservatives or latex.This vaccine is recommended for those 18 years of age or older.
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen is a single-shot vaccine given in the upper arm. It does not contain eggs, preservatives or latex. This vaccine is recommended for those 18 years of age or older. However, women under the age of 50 should be aware of a rare incidence of blood clots after vaccination.

Although appointments are no longer necessary at any of vaccination centers operated by Monroe County, individuals may still choose to make appointments by visiting www.monroecounty.gov.

According to the county’s website, the Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the following county vaccine sites. Those younger than 18 years of age will need the consent of a parent or guardian to be vaccinated.

Through May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fleet Center

145 Paul Road, Rochester

Wednesday, May 12 from 2 to 9 p.m.

East Rochester Junior-Senior High School

200 Woodbine Ave., East Rochester

Wednesday, May 12 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Brockport High School (Building 700)

40 Allen St., Brockport

Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fairport High School

1 Dave Paddock Way, Fairport

Thursday, May 13 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Greece Community & Senior Center

3 Vince Tofany Blvd., Greece

Note that this center will only have 300 first doses of the vaccine available.

Wednesday, May 19 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Greece Olympia High School

1139 Maiden Lane, Greece

Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

University Prep Charter

1290 Lake Ave., Rochester

Wednesday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Rush-Henrietta Schools at the Good Shepherd Building

3288 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta

According to the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub, the following state-run operated vaccine center is available on a walk-in basis for the Pfizer and J&J vaccines:

Kodak Hawkeye parking lot

1345 St. Paul St., Rochester

Visit covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-697-4829 for more information on hours of operation or to schedule an appointment.

The following pop-up clinics in Monroe County also will be administering the J&J or Moderna vaccine:

Saturday and Sunday, May 8-22 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Lilac Festival at Highland Park

1440 South Ave., Rochester

The J&J vaccine will be administered at the VA Finger Lakes Health Care System tent by the main entrance of the festival.

Wednesday, May 12 from 2 to 9 p.m.

East Rochester Union Free School District

400 Woodbine Ave., East Rochester

The clinic will accommodate up to 60 individuals per hour to maintain adequate social distancing and will be administering the Moderna vaccine.

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