Scheduling for new Rochester COVID vaccine site goes live Wednesday: Here's what we know

Updated: February 24, 2021 06:56 PM
Created: February 23, 2021 06:26 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Scheduling appointments for a new COVID vaccine clinic in Rochester is set to start up Wednesday morning.

The clinic is set to officially open on March 3 at the old Kodak Hawkeye parking lot at 1345 St. Paul Street, but scheduling begins Wednesday at 8 a.m. The site should appear on the state's COVID vaccine website.

Announced last week, the clinic is part of a partnership between New York State and the federal government. Governor Cuomo said the government created this site specifically to reach communities of color and people who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods who have not been able to get appointments.

 Appointments for the first week will be open for people who live in designated city neighborhoods only.

To be eligible, you have to live in one in a neighborhood in one of the following zip codes:

  • 14604
  • 14605
  • 14606
  • 14608
  • 14609
  • 14611 
  • 14613
  • 14614
  • 14615
  • 14619
  • 14621

You can check out a zip code map of Rochester here.

Scheduling will open up to all eligible county residents after the first week. 

There are people available to help residents sign up for an appointment at Rochester libraries and R-centers, including navigators. You can also call 311.

Check to see if you're eligible.

You can also call the state's COVID vaccine hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)

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