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New York State to begin closing mass vaccination sites to focus on pop-up clinics

With New York surpassing 70% for residents with one shot of the vaccine and cases falling, mass-vaccination centers are being closed down.

The first site to close will be the sites at Corning Community College in Steuben County, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Potsdam, and York College beginning Monday.

The focus is to close the mass vaccine sites and concentrate more on pop-up clinics throughout the state.

Cuomo said by closing these sites the pop-up clinics can then go where the need for vaccinations are the greatest.


There are currently over 20 vaccination sites in the state and at least a dozen have administered hundreds or even thousands of shots in a day. Many of the sites are seeing a smaller number of people due to demands for the shot shrinking.

Cuomo has not yet announced which sites will close during the second phase of closures, but sites that remain open are the Westchester County Center in White Plains, a Binghamton University property in Johnson City, SUNY Polytechnic Institute near Utica and the Dome Arena in Henrietta, near Rochester.



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