KeyBank Center in Buffalo Will Be Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced today that the County has partnered with Pegula Sports Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres to open another mass vaccination site in Buffalo.
According to Poloncarz's website, the site will begin vaccinations on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The initial appointments will be given to the elderly - people aged 65 or older. The first round of registration information will be sent out to people who previously signed up for the ECDOH Vaccine Notifications. You can get more info at www.erie.gov/vaccinenotice.
Poloncarz offered a special thank you to the Pegulas for the use of KeyBank Center,
“I thank the Pegulas, Pegula Sports Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres for providing the Key Bank Center location as the site for a new Erie County vaccination POD and we look forward to opening this site as soon as possible. Their commitment to our area and to protecting our residents stands out and is greatly appreciated as we work towards getting more and more people vaccinated. This site is well-placed to serve the City of Buffalo and all of Erie County, and as more vaccines become available we will be able to increase operations here. Together with existing county vaccination PODs at SUNY Erie South and SUNY Erie North, we are expanding our capacity to vaccinate more residents and protect more people.”
Delavan Grider COVID-19 Vaccination Site Accepting Appointments
The Delavan Grider vaccination is open and scheduling appointments, according to Governor Cuomo's website. The site expects to vaccinate 1,000 people per day. The Delavan Grider Community Center site is one of the six community-based vaccination sites that New York State has established. The State is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create these centers. Appointments at the Delevan Grider vaccination site are open to any eligible residents of Western New York.
You can also check out our comprehensive list of pharmacies and other locations in Western New York that are offering vaccinations. Please call ahead as there is no guarantee they have any appointments available.
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