If you're in need of a vaccine, the Niagara County Department of Health is holding a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine event Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15. The vaccination event will be held at the Transit Drive-In, located at 6655 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094. Doses of the Moderna vaccine will be available to Western New Yorkers who are 18 years of age or older, according to WIVB. There will be 300 doses available on Wednesday and 1,910 available on Wednesday. The Health Department will also be administering 1,650 second doses of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday.

You can set up your appointment by visiting the Department's website or call 211 or 1-888-696-9211.

Here are some things to make note of, according to the Department's website:

-PODs are Pre-Registration ONLY
-Arrive on time (no earlier or later)
-Bring your driver’s license, proof of eligibility and proof of appointment
-Wear a mask and arrive on time
-Wear a loose fitting shirt for easy access to upper arm
-Expect to remain onsite for about 15 minutes for post observation after receiving your vaccine
-No public restroom available onsite during the operation

The County was supposed to have doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but the CDC and FDA have temporarily halted the administering of it due to serious blood clots in 6 women who received it. Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton said,

"We had planned on also scheduling appointments for about 500 first doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Janssen vaccine, but we are postponing that for right now until we receive further guidance from the New York State Department of Health related to CDC’s directive to pause J&J.”

According to the Niagara County Department of Health's update on April 13, there are 107 new COVID-19 positive cases in the county. The total number of people who are in isolation, have recovered, or passed away is 17,552 to date.

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