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Erie County has launched a new program where they will come to your home to give you and your family the COVID-19 vaccine. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted,

VAX VISITS!! A new program for Erie County residents. A team will come to your home to vaccinate you or your household. Call (716) 858-2929 to schedule an appointment.

The County and New York State are encouraging people to get vaccinated so we can get back to business and fully reopen. Poloncarz tweeted,

The more people get vaccinated, the safer our community will be from COVID-19, and that's why @ECDOH is making it easier than ever to get vaccinated with "Vax Visits". Simply call our hotline at (716) 858-2929, and a team will come to your home to vaccinate you or your household.

If you are an Erie County resident, you can contact the County COVID-19 Information Line at (716) 858-2929 to set up a "Vax Visit" for you and your family. You will receive one of three vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson - depending on what is available at the time of your appointment. The program has vaccinated more than 1,000 residents in their homes, so far, according to the Erie County Department of Health.

Erie County Department of Health Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said,

“Our Vax Visit program is another way we are shifting our large, centralized vaccine clinic model to a more flexible model that meets people where they are – close to their home, close to their workplace or when they are at events or activities. We have an active calendar planned to reach Erie County residents at places they like to spend time in the warm weather, like Erie County parks and community events. Those events will complement our other popups clinics at senior housing, schools, village and town halls, houses of worship, business and workplace sites.”

Erie County & New York COVID-19 Resouces

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), COVID-19
ECDOH, COVID-19 Information Line: (716) 858-2929
New York State Department of Health Vaccination Hotline: (833) 697-4829 (833-NYS-4VAX)
NYSDOH Vaccine Tracker

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