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County issues vaccine update

JOHNSTOWN — Area residents should not be registering for COVID-19 vaccinations at multiple sites, according to the Fulton County Public Health Department.

The department on Friday issued a news release stating that the agency understands that people want information on when they can receive the vaccine. The vaccine need is greater than the supply at this time. Vaccinations are going to take months. Patience is required, county officials said.

“At this time, people have been registering at multiple sites to try to get vaccinated,” the release said. “This is not a recommended practice. By booking in more than one location, you are taking a space for someone else that is eligible to receive the vaccine. If you double, or more, booked you will need to cancel a registration.

Please contact the New York state vaccine hotline at 1-833-697-4829 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.. The public should understand that the call volume is high and you may need to wait.”

The department asks at this time that people remember that even with vaccine distribution, people need to continue to wear face masks, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.

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