Mass COVID Vaccination Site Coming To Olean

Seniors wait to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in New York City. Locally, county health officials said those looking to get a shot will have to go through the state to get an appointment. AP photos

A mass COVID-19 vaccination site is reportedly coming to the Jamestown Community College campus in Olean, Rep. Tom Reed announced Wednesday.

The site will provide about 3,500 vaccines to residents of the Southern Tier, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties who recently have had to travel outside the area to obtain a shot.

Residents should be able to make appointments in near future through the New York State Department of Health’s website.

“We care about making sure all New Yorkers — including those in underserved communities chronically overlooked by Albany — have fair access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines,” Reed said. “We are glad to see the state reversed course and we will continue to fight to ensure the public health needs of Western New York are addressed and the region receives the additional support it deserves. As President Biden has indicated, we can achieve large-scale vaccination for much of the nation by May if we continue to work together.”


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