Office for Aging Services Expands Vaccination Access

Submitted by Justin Gould on Wed, 01/17/2024 - 09:49
Office for Aging Services Expands Vaccination Access

MAYVILLE, NY – In a bid to ensure widespread vaccine accessibility, Chautauqua County’s Office for Aging Services, in collaboration with RiteAid pharmacy staff, has organized a series of vaccination events at various locations throughout the months of January, February and March.

The Office for Aging Services is actively collaborating with community-based organizations, churches, schools, libraries, and other entities to facilitate onsite vaccinations. These vaccinations cover a spectrum of immunizations, including those for influenza, Covid-19, pneumonia, and more.

The schedule for January includes:

  • 1/18: Pine Valley Central School 3-6PM
  • 1/19: Clymer Schools, 2:30-4:30 PM
  • 1/23 Forestville Wesleyan Church 12:30-2:30PM
  • 1/30: Healing Word Ministry Food Pantry, 3-5 PM
  • 1/31: North Haven Apartments & Sherman Central Schools, 2-4 PM

Looking ahead to February, additional vaccination opportunities are scheduled at:

  • 2/7 Community Connections of Findley Lake center 1PM- 3PM
  • 2/13: Dunkirk Boys and Girls Club, 3-6 PM
  • 2/17: Blackwell Chapel Zion Church, 12-2 PM
  • 2/21: Dunkirk Senior Center, 10:30-12:30 PM

More are expected to be added in March:

  • 3/15 Brocton Central School 3PM-5PM

As of mid-January, the collective efforts have resulted in the administration of over 400 shots, underscoring the commitment to bolstering community health and resilience in the face of ongoing public health challenges.

These clinics are possible through funding from USAging’s Aging and Disability Vaccination Collaborative (ADVC) vaccine grant, a vital initiative aimed at distributing funding to organizations within the aging and disability networks.

This funding supports a comprehensive range of vaccination education and promotion activities, encompassing community vaccine clinics, in-home vaccinations, transportation to vaccination sites, and outreach and education for older adults and people with disabilities. ADVC is a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Those interested in learning more about the clinics are asked to contact Chautauqua County’s Office for Aging Services via NY Connect. Specially trained operators are available via telephone at (716) 753-4582. Additional information is also posted online at chqgov.com/office-aging/Office-for-the-Aging.


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