NIAGARA COUNTY (WKBW) — Niagara County officials announced the county will no longer be relocating its COVID-19 vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) clinic from Lockport to North Tonawanda.
The clinic was set to relocate from the Kenan Arena in Lockport to Gratwick Fire Hose Company #6 in North Tonawanda beginning the second week in March but due to an increase in vaccine doses, the county says it will not be moving the clinic.
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton says the county is expecting to receive 6,500 first doses of the vaccine next week, the most the county has ever received for a single week.
“As with everything regarding COVID-19, the situation can change in a minute and that happened last night when I was notified by New York State that we would be getting this huge shipment of vaccine, which is great news for our community,” said Stapleton.
Officials say the Kenan Arena can accomplish up to 2,500 vaccinations per day, the Gratwick site would only be able to accomplish 850.
Appointments are required for the POD clinic, for more information visit the county's website here.