Children got COVID-19 vaccine shots during Otsego County’s first vaccination clinic for kids ages five to twelve, in the Oneonta High School gym on November 11, 2021. Nearly 300 children received a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine during the day, according to County Director of Public Health Heidi Bond. Overall, Otsego County COVID cases have begun to rise again. The county has had 4,206 confirmed cases of COVID in 2021 — one out of every 14 residents — and more than twice as many as in 2020.
The Otsego County Department of Health is holding a COVID vaccine clinic for children 5 to 11 at the Oneonta High School gymnasium on Thursday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration is required.
Go to www.otsegocounty.com/departments/d-m/health_department/covid-19_vaccination_clinics.php to register and for more information.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
CRAFT FAIR – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kick off the holiday shopping season by supporting local crafters and artisans. There’s something for everyone on the list. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
SYMPHONY – 7 p.m. The Catskill Symphony Orchestra returns after a nearly 2 year hiatus. The first concert will be titled ‘Archissimo’ and will feature evergreens of the string orchestra reqertoire from MOZART Serenata Notturna, to BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances. Health guidelines will be followed. Cost is $32/adult. Foothills Performing Art Center, Oneonta. Visit catskillsymphonyorchestra.org
BENEFIT DINNER – 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy delicious pasta dinner featuring homemade bolongnese, alfredo and other sauces to help a local women battling against breast cancer. Cost, $10/plate. Anything extra will help toward costs not covered by insurance. The Black Barn, 3522 Co. Hwy. 11, Cooperstown.
The Otsego County Department of Health will be hosting a pop up vaccine clinic at Schenevus Central School with all who get the vaccine being entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Brooks BBQ.
According to statistics from the Otsego County Department of heath, 56% of Otsego County residents have at least one dose of the vaccine with still lags behind the rest of New York State at 62.2%.
“We are happy to partner with Schenevus Central School to offer this vaccine opportunity. We encourage people to make an appointment with us to get vaccinated, and help keep our county safe as we prepare to return for the school year,” Alex Scorzafava, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator at the Otsego County Department of Health, said in a media release. “Please visit the Otsego County Department of Health website to register for this clinic and to remain aware of future vaccine opportunities in our area.”
The Department of Health has also hosted vaccine clinics at the Otsego County Fair and the Hartwick Tractor Pull.
Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
As of Friday, Aug. 13, there are 87 active cases with 14 reported today and four hospitalizations.
Otsego County is now in a state of high community transmission.
There will be a walk-up vaccination clinic at the Hartwick Fire Department tractor pull at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15.
The Otsego County Department of Health encourages those who haven’t already gotten vaccinated to do so.
According to their figures, 76% of COVID cases in Otsego County have come from individuals with no vaccinations while 24% have been vaccinated. 100% of hospitalizations were from individuals who were unvaccinated with 60% being under the age of 64. In addition, 20% of cases were below the age of 18.