URMC to launch Phase 1b vaccinations, clinic Friday

Lynette Adams
Updated: January 15, 2021 12:54 PM
Created: January 15, 2021 05:37 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —The University of Rochester Medical Center will open a new COVID vaccination clinic in downtown Rochester Friday.

This new clinic will be geared towards Phase 1b vaccinations, which are for people 65 years and older and for people considered immuno-compromised.

The clinic will go in at Manhattan Square Family Medicine, which is on East Broad Street near MLK Park. The hospital system wants to make it clear this is not a walk-in clinic for the general population, but rather specifically to handle people in Phase 1b.

Rochester Regional Health began its Phase 1b vaccinations earlier this week. Monroe County announced it would open a third "vaccine pod" at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

URMC has already begun to contact individuals who qualify by phone or through its MyChart system,  this is based on a randomized selection process. 

On Thursday, Monroe County Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mike Mendoza said vaccine supply is the problem right now, but says the county is ready and in a position for the large task ahead of vaccinating everyone in the county.

In addition to the downtown spot, URMC  will open a second clinic will open on the hospital campus next week.

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