NYS closing 4 COVID mass vaccination sites
New York State is closing four of its mass COVID-19 vaccination sites, including one locally, as of Monday.
Among those sites is the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls. The others are located at Plattsburgh International Airport, SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Jones Beach. The state also announced that its State Fair location will relocate effective Wednesday.
"As our vaccination efforts continue across the state, we are continuing to target communities that have lower vaccination rates and using every tool at our disposal to make the vaccine accessible to every New Yorker," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday. "In line with this strategy, the downscaling of our mass vaccination sites is proceeding as planned and we are shifting resources to where they are most needed, so we can get more shots into people's arms and defeat this virus once and for all."
Last month, the state lifted many COVID restrictions as vaccination levels reached 70% and attention is now being shifted to localized vaccination efforts, especially in areas where vaccination rates are lower than the state average through collaboration with local stakeholders, community members and other partners.
The state's vaccination site at the University at Buffalo South Campus remains open locally.
Walk-in vaccinations can be found by using the Am I Eligible tool. The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and includes vaccination data by zip code.