New York State will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site next week, and thousands of new appointments will be available for many Rochester residents.
The new vaccination site will be at the former Kodak Hawkeye building (1345 St. Paul Street). They are taking appointments for eligible people in 12 specific Rochester zip codes starting Wednesday, February 24, at 8 a.m.
Although this upcoming clinic is not affiliated with the University, this information is being shared to make all eligible University community members aware of this vaccination opportunity.
If you would like a vaccination appointment, you must:
- Live in one of the following zip codes: 14603, 14604, 14605, 14606, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14613, 14614, 14615, 14619, or 14621
- You must be 65 years of age or older and/or have a chronic medical condition that makes you eligible; you do not need a doctor’s note to prove eligibility.
If you meet these eligibility criteria, please call the NY State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline soon at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or visit New York’s ‘Am I Eligible’ website. It’s important to call soon because after the first week, the clinic will open to all eligible people in our community. This is a special effort by state and federal officials to make sure the COVID vaccine is distributed to areas that have lower vaccination rates. Local vaccination information can also be found at the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub website.