Madison County to host vaccine clinic Friday

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WAMPSVILLE — Madison County Department of Health received a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses this week and is hosting a vaccine clinic.

A sign-up for the clinic will be posted on the Madison County website. The clinic will be on Friday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at SUNY Morrisville.

Over the past few months, the MCDOH has administered over 4,000 doses of vaccine. The Health Department, as per New York State guidance, has been target vaccinating those eligible in the 1B essential employee category.

As of Feb. 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Health Departments can vaccinate adult New Yorkers with comorbidities. Since the pool of individuals eligible has grown even more, the Health Department will be putting clinic info up on its website for people to sign up.

The MCDOH vaccine clinic is only for eligible 1B essential workers and those with comorbidities. A list of those eligible can be found at https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2675/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information

Those who sign up for the clinic must be able to provide proof of their eligibility. At this time, those eligible under 1B require ID from your place of work or a paystub.

For those with comorbidities, Madison County requires either a summary of care or a note from a doctor, they should be on your doctor’s letterhead, list the patient’s name, and their
comorbidity.

Applicants will need a paper copy of this to be handed in when they arrive at their appointment. Those without proof of eligibility will be turned away.

Madison County officials said they know that an online link is not well suited for everyone and that it can be confusing and difficult especially for those without internet.

To that end, the Madison County’s Office of the Aging is helping those 65 and older to schedule an appointment. The Madison County COVID-19 hotline can also assist with scheduling appointments when there is availability.

For more information, visit the Madison County Health Department website at www.healthymadisoncounty.org or call the Madison County COVID-19 Hotline at 315.366.2770

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