BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Rochester Regional Health announced it has begun vaccinating primary care patients 75 and older at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Batavia.
The drive-thru clinic is outside of the United Memorial Medical Center’s Jerome Center in Batavia and is by appointment only. The health system has been randomly selecting primary care patients 75 and older of practices owned by or affiliated with Rochester Regional Health. They then contact the patient to schedule an appointment.
“By randomly selecting patients from the eligible age group, we are ensuring fair and equal access,” explained Stephanie Dodd, RN, Director of Nursing for Rochester Regional Health. “It also makes it easier for patients. If you go to a primary care practice owned by or affiliated with Rochester Regional Health and you are in the eligible age group, someone from our central office will call you when the vaccine is available to you and help make your appointment.”
The health system says it will expand the process to include patients 65 and older next week.
You can find more information on the COVID-19 vaccine here.