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JAMESTOWN – Nearly one-third of Chautauqua County residents are immunized with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to New York State’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker, more than 42,000 people have received one dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s shot. That makes up nearly 33 percent of the county’s population.
So far, more than 23,000 people are fully vaccinated with one of the two-shot series or Johnson & Johnson’s single dose serum.
In Cattaraugus County, 27 percent of the population has received their first dose of the shot making up over 21,000 people. There are over 13,000 people fully vaccinated in Cattaraugus County.
In the Western New York region, over 437,000 people have been vaccinated compared to 6.5 million people statewide.
Starting tomorrow, universal eligibility will go into effect for all New Yorkers 16 years and older. Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel was among leaders calling on the state to open eligibility to all.
The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed during a clinic on Tuesday at SUNY Fredonia. Several area pharmacies are also giving out the shot. To learn more about booking an appointment visit CHQGov.com.
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