ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE ENCOURAGES DISABLED AND NON-DISABLED RESIDENTS TO GET THEIR COVID-19 VACCINE AT ONE OF THE COUNTY’S UPCOMING CLINICS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Cortland, NY – As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in our area, Access To Independence encourages individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and those around them, to schedule their vaccination or booster appointment as soon as possible. The Cortland County Department of Health is hosting clinics between December 28th and February 5th around the county.
The vaccinations will be offered three days a week for 6 weeks. Clinics will be open from 10am to 7pm each day unless otherwise noted. Boosters and initial vaccinations for both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) will be offered for anyone in the eligible age groups. Anyone 5 years old and older can get the Pfizer vaccine and anyone 18 years and older can get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The pop-up clinics will be at a different location each week.
- January 6th - 8th with a pause from 2-4 pm on school days for bus pickups at Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy Street, Truxton NY
- January 13th - 15th at Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY
- January 18th - 20th at Marathon Civic Building 11 Brink Street, Marathon NY
- January 27th - 29th with a pause from 2-4 pm on school days for bus pickups at Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy Street, Truxton NY
- February 3rd - 5th at Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson Street, Cortland NY
Disabled and chronically ill individuals are much more likely to experience complications, or death after contracting COVID-19, than non-disabled/ill individuals. Getting vaccinated helps protect people from severe cases by making it easier for their body to fight the disease. Vaccination also decreases the likelihood that people will transmit the virus to other people. Vaccination, combined with mask wearing and social distancing, is the best defense against serious COVID-19 illness.
You can pre-register for these pop-up clinics starting on Wednesday, December 22nd at https://www.cortland-co.org/1009/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information or walk-in. Please read each clinic description to determine which clinic you are eligible for. Each type of clinic will be offered each day at all locations. Walk-ins are welcome at all locations and dates. If you choose to attend as a walk-in, be prepared to complete a registration upon arrival. A guardian must be present for anyone under 18 receiving a vaccine. Please bring photo ID and your vaccination card if you have received a vaccine before. All vaccines are FREE and no one attending the clinics will receive a bill for these services.
About ATI – Access To Independence of Cortland County, Inc. is a community-based, consumer-controlled, nonprofit Independent Living Center that provides advocacy and resources for people with disabilities. As Cortland County's foremost disability resource, ATI empowers people to lead independent lives in their community and strives to open doors to full participation and access for all.