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Due to limited supply, FC health dept. not scheduling vaccinations at this time

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department on Wednesday issued a news release regarding COVID-19 vaccinations available to the public.

The department said it is experiencing a high volume of calls regarding COVID vaccine.

“We understand that people want information on when they can receive the vaccine,” the release said. “Fulton County is part of the Mohawk Valley Regional network and is not scheduling public appointments for vaccine at this time.  The supply for vaccine is not as high as the demand is at this time. The process to vaccinate all individuals will take months. Patience is required.”

County health officials said that If you are an eligible New Yorker based on 1a and 1b, you may schedule an appointment online or by calling New York state’s call center at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

To determine if you are eligible, you may visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ . Fulton County Public Health is listed, but is not scheduling appointments at this time.

“You may be put in a larger radius for sites and are eligible to go to any site that has availability,” the release said. “As vaccine becomes available to distribute, registration will be made public to assist people in signing up. Your second dose will need to be administered at the same location as the location for your first dose. Again, please do not call Fulton County Public Health for a vaccine appointment at this time.  Please be patient and use the link above to register at sites with vaccine availability.”

The Fulton County Office for Aging has established a Senior Citizen Vaccination HELP LINE at (518) 736-5650 to assist seniors, age 60 and older, or their family members.

Even with vaccine distribution, people need to continue to wear face masks, social distance, and wash your hands frequently, the release said.

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