Rochester Regional Health announced that it would be contacting primary care patients age 75-and-up to begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations.
“As of today, we are hosting a total of ten clinics this week on the Unity Hospital campus, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital campus, Jerome Center (Batavia), and the Riedman Health Center (Irondequoit),” Rochester Regional Health said in a statement.
They issued the following information for RRH patients:
- Patients do NOT need to call us to schedule a vaccination appointment. We will contact patients when more supplies are available.
- The vaccine is free but patients may be billed a small amount for administration costs.
- This applies to ambulatory patients only, not hospitalized patients.
- Because vaccine supplies remain limited, to ensure equitable access patients are being chosen in a randomized fashion, across our geographic footprint.
- Those patients newly eligible are part of Phase 1B prioritization guidelines directed by the NYS Department of Health.
- At this time, RRH will not be reaching out to our patients who are not 75+ but are Phase 1B eligible, including educators, first responders, public safety workers, and public transit workers. These additional populations are encouraged to visit the NYS website to schedule an appointment for an upcoming community clinic. RRH is participating in the community clinics, which are coordinated in partnership with the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub.
- If patients have questions they should contact their primary care provider.
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