Oswego County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Richland June 19 – Oswego County Today


File photo of vaccination clinic in Fulton March 2021 – Judy Grandy, director of environmental health for the Oswego County Department of Health, is pictured speaking with a patient. Photo courtesy of Sonia Robinson.

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Richland Volunteer Fire Department, 30 Phillips St., Richland on Saturday, June 19. Appointments are available for the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Appointments are encouraged – although walk-in appointments are also welcome – for all COVID-19 vaccination clinics and can be made online at https://health.oswegocounty.com/ by clicking on the link for “Local COVID-19 Immunization Information.” The Oswego County COVID-19 hotline is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help people make appointments as well. Call 315-349-3330.

The health department closely monitors the clinic’s schedule and will add more appointments as needed. If the clinic is full, come back regularly as appointments may become available if other people cancel or reschedule theirs, or if an additional vaccine becomes available.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only approved for people 18 years of age and older. For more information on the three COVID-19 vaccines, click the “Fact Sheet” link for each of them at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

Anyone attending an Oswego County Health Department vaccination clinic must have their ID or proof of age.

To prepare for their appointment, people are advised to hydrate themselves well before entering and to continue to hydrate afterwards. They should also eat ahead and dress in comfortable layers of clothing that can be removed if they are overheated.

Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. are teaming up to provide free transportation for residents to visit COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. The service is available Monday to Saturday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call 315-598-1514 to plan a trip in advance.

For more information, visit the Oswego County Department of Health‘s COVID-19 page at health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 or call their COVID-19 hotline at 315-349- 3330. The telephone lines are open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information on emotional supports, visit the Mental Hygiene Division of the Oswego County Social Services Department at www.oswegocounty.com/mentalhygiene.

Under New York State Public Health Act, the Oswego County Department of Health is the local public health authority regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in County of Oswego. The Oswego County Department of Health is working closely with the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 surveillance, response and reporting.

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