NEW INFORMATION LINE: 547-4240
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
So far, however, it seems there’s not much to say: “We currently have no vaccine available,” county Public Health Director Heidi Bond said in yesterday’s daily press release. “At this time the department is not able to take appointments over the phone. We are also unable to return voice mails.
“We have been overwhelmed with hundreds of voice mails,” she continued. “The new phone line listed above will be utilized to provide callers with updated information about vaccine availability.”
The only in-county site where vaccinations were expected to start today was Kinney Drugs, 10 West Main St., Richfield Springs. The registration line, for people 65 and older, was reopened Wednesday afternoon, but was quickly overwhelmed with call. Today, the site says no more registrations are being taken at this time.
The governor’s COVID-19 web site is continuing to post the same message as in recent days:
- People age 65 and over will primarily be vaccinated at pharmacies and other sites that are part of the “retail network.” Use our online tool to find a location. The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
The site isn’t being updated on a regular basis.