Mass FEMA Vaccination Site Opens In Albany
A FEMA mass vaccination site opens Wednesday morning at 8 at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. For one week, people in 11 zip codes in Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties can get vaccinated at the Armory site.
Eligible New Yorkers can make appointments through New York's Am I Eligible site or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Appointment scheduling initially reserved for New Yorkers in areas with low vaccination rates for one week. Appointments will then open to all residents of Albany county.
Albany, Schenectady, Troy: Washington Avenue Armory
195 Washington Avenue
8a-8p - Daily
Eligible Zip Codes:
According to WNTY NBC13, officials expect to do 1,000 shots a day at the Armory. Residents will be able to make appointments for future dates. Parking is available at the big OGS parking lot off Spruce Street. It's up some stairs and one block away to walk, or CDTA will run shuttles between the Armory and the parking lot.
"From day one our top priority has been to ensure the equitable distribution of the vaccine by establishing vaccination sites directly in the communities that were hit the hardest by the pandemic," Governor Cuomo said
Additionally, New York has established more than 104 temporary community-based 'pop up' vaccination sites at churches, community centers and public housing complexes directly within communities across the state which have been underserved by traditional health care systems. To date, nearly 300,000 residents of the Capital Region have received at least 1 shot of the vaccine.
NPR reports that President Biden said on Tuesday that the U.S. will produce enough vaccines for every adult in the U.S. by the end of May, while making a fresh push to vaccinate school staff over the next month.
If that is the case sites like the FEMA vaccination location in Albany will be crucial to get the doses to those that need them.
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