MAYVILLE – The number of those vaccinated for COVID-19 in Chautauqua County is now over 25 percent.
According to New York State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard that reports more than 32,000 residents have received at least one dose with 15,000 fully immunized.
In Cattaraugus County more than 17,000 people have received their first shot making up 22 percent of the population, with 9,000 fully vaccinated.
Statewide over five million people have received at least one dose with more than 2.5 million getting the complete series.
Those with qualifying comorbidities or underlying conditions can now get vaccinated at pharmacies thanks to a weekend policy change by state leaders.
The person would have to prove their eligibility with either a doctor’s letter, medical information or signed certification.
It was also announced New Yorkers ages 16 and older who are pregnant, have Cancer, diabetes, severe obesity or another disease could receive the shot.
Previously, only those ages 60 or older and teachers could get vaccinated at pharmacies.