Plattsburgh, NY

New COVID Vaccine Pop-up Site Opens at Clinton Community College

J.M. Lesinski
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As New Yorkers begin to feel the aftermath of the holiday COVID surges, those in the north country were pleased to learn of a new pop-up site made available to them. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently revealed the location of the new pop-up vaccination site in Plattsburgh, New York, which is now open from ten in the morning until seven in the evening at the Clinton Community College Gymnasium for first, second, and booster dose appointments.

“Our greatest defense against the winter surge is to get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended vaccine doses,” Hochul stated of the new vaccination site. “Get vaccinated, get your children five and older vaccinated, get the booster, and wear a mask indoors. We will continue to work with our local partners to provide the resources needed to ensure New Yorkers in the North Country and every part of the State can protect themselves and their loved ones.”

Launched as a collaborative effort between New York state and SOMOS Community Care, the new site is exclusively offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with walk in appointments available.

“The Omicron surge is filling up our hospitals with many unvaccinated New Yorkers, reminding us in no uncertain terms: the Vaccine of Hope is how we protect ourselves and our loved ones from severe and even deadly COVID-19,” remarked Chairman and Founder of SOMOS Community Care Dr. Ramon Tallaj. “If we are going to ensure our families and friends stay safe and healthy, that means getting vaccinated, receiving our boosters, and doing our part in encouraging our community members – neighbors and strangers alike – to do what is right. This virus doesn’t care whether you’re upstate or downstate, and we know it will spread across New York in the weeks ahead. We also know, however, that the vaccine works. The vaccine saves lives. That’s why it is our honor to serve our neighbors up north in Plattsburgh. Thank you to the NYS Department of Health and Clinton Community College leadership for joining us in the effort to ensure no person is left behind on the road from crisis to recovery.”

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