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Hundreds more will be vaccinated this weekend in Seneca County

While there has been plenty of discussion and debate about how much vaccine is available, or how much is being distributed to New York State – local officials are moving forward.

Last week, the health department in Seneca County used up the initial 400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that it received at a del Lago Resort & Casino clinic.

On Monday the County received another 600 doses, which will be used up by the end of a clinic on Saturday at Lago.

That clinic is full, though.

“The 65 and older population is supposed to be able to receive their vaccination through local pharmacies, such as Kinney Drugs in Seneca Falls,” Swinehart said. “My understanding is that they are setting up appointments and I am hearing their clinics is also full.”

Additional clinics will be scheduled down the road as more doses are made available. Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes that with President Joe Biden in the White House that rollout of the vaccine to states will be better organized.

“I am confident that everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be able to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, not exactly when they would like to get vaccinated,” Swinehart added to the Times. “It is also important that everyone who receives the first dose make sure they are fully immunized and get their second dose. It is the only way we will be able to stop this virus.”