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FREDONIA – Chautauqua County celebrated a COVID-19 vaccine milestone on Wednesday.
County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler joined her public health staff and other local officials to celebrate 25,000 ‘shots in arms’ at its mass vaccination clinic at SUNY Fredonia.
Vaccine administration, which Schuyler says is not possible without eminence collaboration, is underway at local pharmacies, doctors’ offices and county vaccination sites at SUNY JCC, SUNY Fredonia and the Town of Chautauqua Municipal Building.
Of the 25,000 doses administered by the county alone, 9,503 were at JCC, 8,766 at SUNY Fredonia, and 4,514 at the Chautauqua Municipal Building.
The County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, officials say, rose to 41 percent of eligible residents over the last week
Data provided by the Health Department shows weekly progress toward meeting the goal of 75 percent of residents fully vaccinated.
While vaccination numbers continue to climb, the Chautauqua County Health Department reminds residents that it is very important to continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures.
Local leaders say vaccinations and safety measures like, wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and avoiding gatherings, are the strongest tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
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