Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinics set

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BATAVIA — The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments have single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinics with appointments targeting those at least 18 years old.

The clinics are open to any New York state individuals, who reside, work or study in the state.

“The CDC and Food & Drug Administration have recommended that the use of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine resume in the United States,” said Public Health Director Paul Pettit of GO Health in a news release.

“To learn more about the safety of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different- vaccines/janssen.html,” he continued. “We encourage everyone to talk with their primary care provider if they have concerns about any of the vaccines. With the options we currently have, we continue to encourage everyone who is able, to get vaccinated with the vaccine they are comfortable receiving.”

All clinics offer walk-in opportunities, but residents are encouraged to register via the vaccination webpage: https://bit.ly/GOHealthVaccination or use the vaccine registration phone numbers and choose the appropriate J&J link.

Clinics include:

n 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at GCC in Batavia.

n 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Genesee County Office for the Aging in Batavia.

n 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at The Ridgeway Fire Hall.

n 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Orleans County Health Department.

Those without internet access may call the GO Health Vaccine Registration Help Lines at (585) 815-7168 in Genesee County and (585) 589-3170 in Orleans County.

These lines are only to make vaccine appointments and are not able to answer COVID-related questions. They are not associated with either health department.

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