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Genesee and Orleans counties receive limited number of COVID-19 vaccines, appointments impacted

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 11:55:44-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments announced only a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines were delivered to the counties due to a statewide shortage and appointments will be impacted.

The director of the health departments says the counties were hoping to receive 2,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week but will only received 300 doses. Those doses will be utilized for 1B essential workers.

Officials say those over 65 should continue to seek the vaccine from their providers, pharmacies and the state sites.

“We were hoping to receive 2,500 doses of the vaccine between Genesee and Orleans Counties but were made aware that is not going to occur because of the statewide shortage,” said Paul Pettit, Director of the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments. “We realize that those who hoped to schedule appointments this week are going to be very upset as well and we are disappointed to have to give them this news.”

Officials say last week the county-run clinics administered approximately 1,050 doses of the vaccine.

The counties announced COVID-19 vaccination schedules January 21 which you can find here.

For more information from the counties on clinic schedules when vaccine is available and information about vaccination clinics you can click here.

As of now appointments are only available online.