Updated: April 14, 2021 07:23 PM
Created: April 12, 2021 03:57 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Several vaccine clinics are available this week in Monroe County.
The Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) announced several vaccine appointments are available during the week of April 12.
The MCDPH is holding an extended hours vaccination clinic from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center at 123 E. Main St. The clinic is offering the Moderna vaccine and is available for New Yorkers 18 and older.
The MCDPH says this week, its allocation includes the Pfizer vaccine, which has been given emergency use authorization for people 16 and older.
Vaccine appointments are open from April 14 through April 20 at the following sites:
Appointments can be scheduled online.
ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH
There are hundreds of Pfizer vaccine appointments available with Rochester Regional Health at its Riedman Campus on King's Highway.
Those ages 16 or 17 must have parental consent to get the vaccine and have their guardian with them.
Click here to schedule an appointment.
ACUTEKIDS PEDIATRIC URGENT CARE
AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care is offering COVID-19 vaccines again Wednesday at Klem South Elementary School in Webster.
Before the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was put on pause Tuesday, the clinic was going to offer 150 Moderna shots and 50 Johnson & Johnson vaccines. There are still Moderna vaccines available.
"We're making personal phone calls to all of our patients to see if they'd like to switch over to Moderna because we do have an excess supply of that vaccine," spokesperson Chrysa Charno said. "Unfortunately, this has really created a tough environment for us because a lot of people are really scared now and are actually they are canceling some of their Moderna appointments."
The clinic is open to anyone 18 and older, not just students and parents.
Click here to make an appointment.
SUNY Brockport was scheduled to host its first campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14 in the ice arena in the Special Events Recreation Center (SERC).
Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza announced Tuesday the county is suspending its use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
SUNY Brockport President Dr. Heidi Macpherson issued the following statement.
"Out of an abundance of caution and in coordination with the New York State Department of Health, SUNY has paused the distribution of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as we await further review from the FDA, CDC and DOH."
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