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Erie County announces 'prom-themed teen vaccine' clinics on Saturday

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 15:56:04-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) announced "prom-themed teen vaccine" clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday.

ECDOH says each site will be decorated with a theme like a prom and will have an assortment of giveaways.

Giveaway items will range from mugs and reusable water bottles to gift cards and electronic devices. High school students at each event will also receive a voucher for a free 18” balloon from POP! Party Supply and a coupon for graduation party supplies.

“Kids and teenagers have missed out on traditional events like proms and dances this past year,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “While our teen COVID-19 vaccine clinics are in no way a replacement for those experiences, our clinic staff are making some extraordinary efforts to design a fun and welcoming atmosphere at these events.”

There will be three clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

McKinley High School
1500 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14207

SUNY ECC North
6205 Main St.
Williamsville, NY 14221

SUNY ECC South
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127

For those unable to access online registration through the links provided above you can call the Erie County COVID-19 Information Line at (716) 858-2929 for an appointment.