The Community Foundation of Otsego County partnered with the Otsego County Department of Health to promote the walk-up COVID vaccine clinic at the Otsego County Fair in Morris, NY. As a result of this effort, 22 people were vaccinated, and many more were reached with the message of the importance of vaccinations. Everyone who was vaccinated at the Fair was entered to win prizes from Brooks’ BBQ, Canoe and Kayak Rentals and Sales, and Table Rock Bouldering. In addition, the first 10 people to be vaccinated each day were offered tickets to Grandstand events at the Fair or a bonus raffle ticket. The business owners as well as County Fair officials were very supportive of this effort to get more people vaccinated. The Department of Health will hold a walk-up clinic at the Hartwick Fire Department Co. #1 Tractor Pull on Sunday, August 15 from 10 am to 2 pm. Another clinic will be held at Schenevus Central School on Thursday, August 19 from 2 pm – 4 pm.
CFOC publicized the Fair walk-up clinic through ads in the Pennysaver, yard signs at the Fair, media outreach, and social media. Stories about the Pop-up Clinic at the Fair were featured in the Daily Star, AllOtsego/The Freeman’s Journal, WBNG, and WUTR. The Department of Health said the number vaccinated exceeded their expectations and would like to work with CFOC on future efforts.
“CFOC was glad to partner with the Department of Health, the Otsego County Fair, Brooks’ BBQ, Canoe and Kayak Rentals and Sales, and Table Rock Bouldering to help encourage people to get vaccinated,” said CFOC Board Chair Harry Levine. “Pop-up clinics make it easy for people who decide to get the vaccine to follow through and protect themselves, their families, and the community.”
Where to get a COVID Vaccine in Otsego County
It is easy to get a COVID vaccine. Make an appointment through Bassett Healthcare, go to a clinic run by the Otsego County Department of Health, or go to your local pharmacy, many of which have same-day or walk in appointments available.
- Bassett Healthcare Network
You now can make an appointment with your provider in Primary Care, Pediatrics, or School-Based Health for a COVID vaccination. Call 1-800-BASSETT (227-7388). Find a health center near you.
- Otsego County Department of Health
140 County Highway 33W
They regularly hold clinics at their office at the Meadows complex and at pop-up clinics throughout the County. See their website or call 607-547-4230. Upcoming clinics include:
- Sunday, August 15 10 am – 2 pm
Hartwick Fire Department Co. #1 Tractor Pull
Walk-up vaccine opportunities with both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. No appointment necessary.
- Thursday, August 19 2 pm – 4 pm
Schenevus Central School
159 Main Street, Schenevus
Pfizer vaccine will be offered, so children 12+ can be vaccinated with parent/guardian present. Make an appointment or call 607-547-4230.
- Sunday, August 15 10 am – 2 pm
94 Chestnut Street, Oneonta
400 Chestnut Street, Oneonta
Make an appointment at https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/scheduler
- Kinney Drug
10 Main Street Richfield Springs
Make an appointment at https://secure.kinneydrugs.com/pharmacy/covid-19/vaccination-scheduling/
- CVS Pharmacy
95 Beaver Street, Cooperstown
Walk in or make an appointment https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
5626 State Highway 7, Oneonta
99 Chestnut Street, Oneonta
Make an appointment at https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19
5054 State Highway 23, Oneonta (Southside)
Walk-ins at the Oneonta store are welcome between 10 am and 5 pm daily. You can also schedule an appointment https://www.walmart.com/covidvaccine
The Walmart in Herkimer also offers COVID vaccinations.
705 State Highway 28
Walk in or schedule an appointment at https://www.hannaford.com/pharmacy/covid-19-vaccine
https://vaccinefinder.org/ is a free service that lets you search by zip code for locations that offer vaccinations. The data is not always up to date, but it is useful if you’re wondering which pharmacies or clinics close to you may have vaccine appointments. VaccineFinder is operated by Boston Children’s Hospital.
The State-run clinic at SUNY Oneonta has closed. The nearest State-run sites are in Albany and Syracuse.
For information on the homebound vaccine contact Otsego County Public Health Department at 607-547-4230
Need transportation to a COVID vaccination appointment?
Those 60 and older or with a disability can the Office for the Aging at 607-547-4232 to see if transportation is available. Anyone needing transportation can call GetThere, 855-373-4040.
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