Vaccine clinics, including flu and COVID boosters, scheduled from Saturday into October.

COVID-19, flu and immunization vaccine clinics have been scheduled for the rest of this month and into October by the Allegany County Department of Health, in addition to a free COVID-only clinic tomorrow at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Belmont.

Saturday’s 7AM to noon appearance at the free medical, dental and vision, including eyeglasses, clinic at the Genesee Valley Central School, 1 Jaguar Drive, north of the village, will provide initial doses of the COVID Pfizer vaccine, along with both Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters for eligible recipients ages 12-and-over.

Bivalent are boosters which are focused specifically at the currently prevalent BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, along with the original virus.

The chart accompanying this story shows health department appearances next week and through October 19 in various parts of the county, including immunizations, flu and basic COVID shots from 9AM to 3:30PM next Wednesday, September 28, at the County Office Building, 7 Court Street, Belmont.

That event will be preceded from 1:30PM to 6:30PM Tuesday, September 27, with a flu clinic at the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, 9750 State Route 19.

In October, flu, along with Pfizer bivalent booster, shots will be provided:
Monday, October 3: 3PM to 6PM, Friendship American Legion Post 1168, 29 Depot Street.
Thursday, October 5: 2:30PM to 5:30PM, Almond Community Building, 1 Marvin Lane.
Monday, October 17: 2:30PM to 6:30PM, Andover Fire Department, 60 Main Street.
Wednesday, October 19: 12:30PM to 5:30PM, Bolivar Fire Department, 460 Main Street.

Appointments for all but the RAM-based clinic are required at (585) 268-9250.

Moderna bivalent boosters are in short supply and schedules for those will be announced as they become available. Individuals can receive booster shots from different manufacturers than the original COVID-19 series.

COVID vaccinations are free, but there is a cost for flu shots, which may be covered all or in part by Medicare and various insurances.

Programs are available, however, to aid those without insurance, such as Vaccines for Children, Vaccines for Adults, and a sliding fee scale based on income.

Vaccines also are available from some Allegany County pharmacies.
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