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More vaccination clinics coming to area

File Photo A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set to take place Tuesday at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Two pop-up clinics will be held in Irving and Gowanda.

Three COVID-19 vaccination clinics are set to take place next week toward the north end of the county.

Two pop-up clinics, one in Irving and the other in Gowanda, will be held Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. In all, 18 community-based clinics inside houses of worship, community centers and gathering spaces as well as local businesses are planned for sites across New York state.

One of the clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Native Pride Travel Plaza, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving. The other will take place at the Gowanda Fire Hall, 230 Aldrich St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As has been the case with previous pop-up sites announced by the state, the sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses if necessary. Vaccinations are by appointment only and walk-ins are not allowed.

“We are continuing to set up community-based pop-up sites across our state because we remain committed to making sure the vaccine is accessible for all New Yorkers,” Cuomo said in a statement. “These sites have allowed us to reach our hard-hit communities and to address the skepticism around the vaccine, and they have been instrumental in making the vaccine distribution more equitable. Our collaboration with local leaders and organizations is proof of just how important these voices are in their respective communities, and we will continue to work with them until every New Yorker has access to the vaccine.”

All 18 sites are expected to vaccinate 8,500 people throughout the week. Since Jan. 15, the governor said, more than 180 community-based pop-up sites have administered more than 69,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The county announced a clinic will also take place Tuesday at the Steele Hall complex at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The clinic appeared to be filled as of noon Friday.

Thousands of vaccines were administered this week during a clinic at Jamestown Community College. According to the state’s vaccine tracker, 41,314 county residents have received their first dose while 22,431 have completed their vaccine series.

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