Steuben County Gets The Okay To Vaccinate Seniors

March 1, 2021

From Steuben Co Public Health:

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification from New York State that local health departments are now eligible to vaccinate those age 65 and older. Vaccine for this age group is expected to be received by Steuben Public Health from New York State this week.

“We have been advocating for our vulnerable populations and are thrilled with this opportunity to reach our senior population through our clinics,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith.

Steuben Public Health will post information to their website and social media sites when clinics are scheduled. The registration link for clinics will be posted on the COVID-19 page of the website. Those who have internet access can register themselves, and those who have technological concerns can call the Steuben County Office for the Aging at 607-664-2298 to get registered.

The senior population who are eligible based on age will need to bring a photo ID with their date of birth to the clinic. All clinic attendees must wear appropriate face coverings and will be expected to wait 15 minutes after vaccination for observation. Attendees should also wear short sleeves or appropriate clothing for vaccination.

Residents currently under isolation or quarantine at the time of the clinic due to a positive COVID-19 test result or as a contact to a positive are not eligible to attend the clinic. Due to limited vaccine supply, those who have been COVID-positive within 90 days prior to the clinic are not currently eligible.

For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at www.steubencony.org or social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.