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Albany County reaches 30 percent with at least one vaccine shot

Mar 19, 2021 6:33 am

New York's COVID-19 webtracker now reports that 30.4 percent of adults in Albany County have now been given at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Delaware, Sullivan, and Orange counties have not reached 20 percent yet,, but every other local county has. Columbia County is at 27.1 percent, and most likely the next locality to cross the 30 percent threshold. Greene County is at 21.8 percent. There were many reports of open vaccine appointments in Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, and Ulster counties this week. On March 18, Ulster County moved its coronavirus vaccination center to the larger site where a Best Buy store used to be at the Hudson Valley Mall. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan asked for volunteers, medical professionals and nonmedical personnel, to help for stipends. Then, on March 19 New York State is opening a vaccination center at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, that, like the SUNY Albany site, will be open to all eligible no matter what part of the state they reside. Even with all that good news, there were two more COVID-19 deaths in Ulster County announced March 18.