JAMESTOWN – In an effort to boost vaccination numbers in the Jamestown area, a local hockey team partnered with New York State Department of Health in hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic over the weekend.
The Jamestown Rebels Hockey Team gave away free admission to their game Saturday night to anyone who received a COVID-19 vaccination at the State Department of Health walk-in clinic at the Northwest Savings Bank Ice Arena.
This was the first since the pandemic began New York directed its vaccination resources to the state’s most western rural county.
Previously, vaccination clinics of this size took place locally thanks to the Chautauqua County Health Department.
First, second, and third doses, as well as booster shots were provided. This included kids 12 and up who received Pfizer’s first dose of the shot.
According to the latest state numbers, 70,000 Chautauqua County residents have completed their vaccination series with 77,000 receiving their first dose of the shot.
New York state on Friday reported that just over 21,000 people had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous day, the highest single-day total for new cases since testing became widely available.