Buffalo Urban League hosting pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone 16+ Friday and Saturday

Posted at 8:30 PM, Apr 28, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Urban League is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic for anyone 16+ this Friday and Saturday on Main Street in Buffalo.

The Urban League partnered with the City of Buffalo and GBUAHN to offer COVID-19 vaccines from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 1195 Main Street in Buffalo.

The NFTA has donated 1,000 transit passes to help with transportation to the clinic.

Governor Cuomo appeared at The Belle Center in Buffalo Thursday to promote the pop-up event for youth.

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Governor Cuomo appearing at The Belle Center in Buffalo Thursday.

"Why? We want to get to a point where there are no excuses. There are no excuses. The vaccine side is available. It's been tested, it's safe and it won't even cost you anything to go and get it. To high schools: I recommend high schools do this as an organized effort. School is still in session. A high school should organize where they will take their students, 16-plus, to a vaccination site, put them on a bus, bring them to a vaccination site and get them vaccinated," Cuomo explained.

Cuomo was joined Thursday by several local leaders including SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin. Lewin helped bring the collaboration for the pop-up clinic together.

SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin.

"I'm grateful to the Governor to his team for making a special effort to encourage young people, young people, to get the vaccine and for making available 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for this group. Young people, especially for you, I'm grateful to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for providing 1,000 day passes to help eligible residents reach the pop-up site," Lewin remarked.

For more information you can call (716) 250-2400 or email info@buffalourbanleague.org.

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Two area teens get vaccinated.