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Watkins Glen Italian American Festival will offer Covid-19 vaccines

The Watkins Glen Italian American Festival is partnering with Schuyler County Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations during the event. The vaccine clinic will occur during the festivities on Saturday, August 14th, from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Clute Park Pavilion.

“The Watkins Glen Italian American Festival Committee is pleased to be partnering with Schuyler County Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations during this year’s festival,” said Louie Perazinni, IAF President. “The Schuyler County Public Health Department has played a key role in helping our organization determine whether we could put on this year’s event, and their support has been greatly appreciated. Our goal is to bring back family friendly fun to Schuyler County, but to do so in a safe way. Partnering with Public Health to provide this clinic just makes sense!”


“As we continue to seek additional venues to provide this lifesaving vaccine, I cannot think of a better opportunity than that presented by the Italian Festival,” said Schuyler County Administrator Tim O’Hearn. “Given the large crowds that enjoy this event, it is my hope that we will significantly increase the number of vaccinated, and thereby protected, individuals in our community. This is yet another example of the power of partnership and we offer sincere thanks to the festival organizers for their collaborative spirit!”

“I am thrilled the event is able to happen again this year!” shared Schuyler County Public Health Director Annmarie Flanagan DNP, FNP-C. “The dedication of all the members of the Italian American Festival planning committee who worked so hard to make this event possible, is truly appreciated.”

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be provided at this clinic and walk-in appointments will be provided. Individuals must be 18 or older to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Department requests that individuals please bring their ID and should expect to wait about 15 to 30 minutes after getting their vaccine.

Schuyler County Public Health’s mission is to protect and empower the community to be safe, healthy and prepared. Schuyler County Public Health’s vision is a connected community of healthy people and safe places.

For more information, visit Schuyler County Public Health online at www.schuylercounty.us/publichealth or follow Schuyler County Public Health on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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