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Niagara County announces partnership to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:58:01-05

NIAGARA COUNTY (WKBW) — The Niagara County Department of Health has announced a partnership to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration.

NCDOH has partnered with 211 Western New York to ensure access for those with limited or no access to the internet.

“While our Point of Dispensing (POD) operations remain pre-registration only, it is important that we partner with agencies such as 211 to ensure those with limited or no access to the internet are able to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine if eligible,” stated Elise Pignatora, Director of Public Health Planning and Emergency Preparedness.

211 WNY will be available to support registrations for the county's point of dispensing operations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

“211 is proud to partner with the Niagara County Department of Health, supporting registrations for the County’s PODs by phone 8:00am – 8:00pm, 7 days a week. Since COVID-19 hit WNY, 211 has experienced a surge in requests for assistance from families and individuals struggling to meet basic needs including food, PPE, housing and rent assistance, and mental health services; helping with vaccination registration is a natural fit,” stated Kelly Dodd, Director of Contact Center Services.

For more information visit the county's website here.