NYS sending more clinicians to Monroe County COVID vaccine clinics

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County is getting help from the state to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations.

New York State is sending five clinicians to county-run sites who will create up to 2,000 more non-pediatric appointments per week.

Currently, the county says the new helpers are being trained and will start working in the coming days.

The county says, as a result, it expanded the operating hours at the MCC Downtown Campus Clinic to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through

Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, starting Wednesday.

The county also opened up more pediatric vaccination appointments for this Saturday.

It says by next week, residents should notice increased appointment availability.

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