Health officials are worried, as summer camps in Buffalo have become spreader events. Dr. Burstein, the Commissioner for Erie County Department of Health told WKBW,

What we're seeing in the schools, in the summer camps is very, very concerning. We have seen more evidence of transmission in the summer schools and the camps then compared to what we saw during the school year.

The department tweeted that at many summer camps and summer programs, COVID-19 protocols are not in place, which is leading to the spread,

Our @ECDOH has significant concerns for the school year, especially if COVID safety practices continue to be overlooked – as is currently happening during summer operations.

The COVID-19 spread among young people was greater in July than during the school year, according to the department.

According to data from the NY Forward website, on August 5, 2021, 105 people tested positive for COVID-19 and WNY has a positivity rate of 3.2 percent 7-day average).

New COVID-19 vaccination numbers shared on Twitter by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, show that 65 percent of Erie County residents ages 12 or older have been vaccinated.

Pop Up Vaccinations Being Offered in Erie County

The Erie County Department of Health has some upcoming pop-up vaccination events. You'll even be able to get vaccinated at the Erie County Fair from August 11 through August 22.

Friday, August 6, 2021
You can get vaccinated today at ECC South Campus (4041 Southwestern Blvd - Bldg 7 - Old DMV, Orchard Park, NY 14127) from 9 am to 4 pm or at Johnnie B Wiley Sports Pavilion (1100 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208) from 3 pm to 8 pm.

Saturday, August 7, 2021
Hamburg Village Community Market (45 Church St, Hamburg, NY 14075) from 9:30 am to 2 pm. At this pop-up event, only the Pfizer vaccine will be administered.

Monday, August 9, 2021
ECC South (4041 Southwestern Blvd - Bldg 7 - Old DMV, Orchard Park, NY 14127) from 9 am to 4pm.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
ECC South (4041 Southwestern Blvd - Bldg 7 - Old DMV, Orchard Park, NY 14127) from 9 am to 4pm.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Sunday, August 22, 2021
Erie County Fair (5600 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg, NY 14075) from 11 am to 10 pm daily. The clinic will be located across from the Market Place. You will need to pay for admission to the fair, but you'll get a $5 food voucher for getting vaccinated.

Saturday, August 14, 2021
Northtown Community Center (1615 Amherst Manor Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221) from 8 am to 12 pm. At this pop-up event, only the Pfizer vaccine will be administered.

Saturday, August 21, 2021
New Hope Baptist Church (2090 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY 14211) from 12 pm to 7 pm.

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Canalside (44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202) from 11 am to 3 pm.

You can also get a vaccine at home by calling (716)858-2929 or visiting http://erie.gov/vax, which is also where you can register for any of the pop-up events above.

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