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NYS vaccination sites to close as infection rates decline

Jun 17, 2022 12:45 am
The state Department of Health is closing its eight COVID-19 mass vaccination sites this month, including those at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland and Aviation Mall in Queensbury. The decision to close the clinics was made as the average daily infection levels throughout New York have dropped to a new low. The number of infections fell approximately 20 percent since last week, according to the latest state data. The walk-in clinic located in Sears at Aviation Mall was shuttered as of 6:30 p.m, June 16, according to the DOH website. The Crossgates vaccination site will continue to provide Pfizer and Moderna doses until 6:30 p.m., June 24. Locations in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo will close at the end of the month. Since the state established its mass vaccination sites in 2021, a network of more than 8,500 providers joined the vaccination effort and now deliver the bulk of vaccinations statewide. In the Capital Region, nearly a million residents have received at least one vaccine dose, and about 900,000 have completed the series, according to the most recent Department of Health data. Another 565,300 have been boosted.