Counties seek mass vaccination site

Mark Gutman/Daily News People enter the vaccination clinic at GCC on Wednesday February 17, 2021.

New York state may designate Genesee Community College as a seven-day COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic, but nothing’s been finalized, Genesee and Orleans counties’ public health director said this morning.

An Orleans County spokesperson said Friday night that the state told the county that GCC will be a site, starting Friday, for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Public Health Director Paul Pettit said today, “We have had some preliminary discussions with the state. There is no further information to release at this time. When details are finalized information will be pushed at that point.”

County Manager Matt Landers said today that there will hopefully be a press release with more details issued Monday or Tuesday, but that there is nothing official right now.

An Orleans County spokesperson previously said the county was told Friday night during a Control Room call with the state that GCC will be a site starting Friday, for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

The site would be manned by members of each county’s public health department, but not the National Guard, the spokesperson said.

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