BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department has converted the Civil Defense Training Center at 7220 State Route 54 into a weekday COVID-19 vaccination clinic location.

Starting Thursday, clinics will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The vaccine being utilized this week is Moderna and is available for anyone age 18 and older, the health department said.

To attend the clinic, participants are encouraged to pre-register for an appointment time using the link found on Public Health’s COVID-19 page. Walk-ins will also be accepted, but they may have a wait if appointment slots are already filled.

“Having a standing location with regular hours of operation is ideal for our staff and volunteers and gives community members flexibility in scheduling their appointment,” Public Health Director Darlene Smith said in a news release.

Smith said the county has “an ample supply” of Moderna and highly encouraged community members to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

All those attending the clinic must wear appropriate face coverings and will be expected to wait 15 to 30 minutes after vaccination for observation. Attendees should wear short sleeves or appropriate clothing for vaccination.

For safe clinic flow and traffic patterns, registered participants should come to the clinic at their appointment time. The clinic location and parking cannot accommodate participants showing up early.

Residents under isolation or quarantine at the time of the clinic due to a positive COVID-19 test result or as a contact to a positive are not eligible to attend the clinic.

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