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Schuyler: County has submitted COVID-19 vaccination plan

Christine Schuyler, county public health director and commissioner of Social Services.

Chautauqua County health officials have submitted their preliminary plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the New York State Department of Health, public health director Christine Schuyler said during a virtual town hall on Facebook live on Tuesday.

“The plan includes information on vaccine storage to the implement what we call point of dispensing clinics,” she said, noting that counties were expected to submit their plans by 5 p.m. on Monday.

Schuyler was joined by County Executive PJ Wendel and members of the county’s coronavirus response team including Dr. Robert Berke, Dr. Michael Faulk and Dr. Brian Walters.

“We are attempting to do mass vaccination in a way that has never been looked at in this country before,” Schuyler said. “There are a lot of unknowns out there and the devil will be in the details, but we have done a lot of the framework for a plan, put it together and submitted it.”

Schuyler said the plain does include drive-thru vaccination clinics.

“We are well down the road in the planning stage for when the federal and state governments roll out the vaccine to us at the local level,” she said.

See Wednesday’s edition for complete coverage.

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