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Oneida County may get additional 1,000 vaccines for people 65 and older

Oneida County may get up to 1,000 additional vaccines to administer to the 65 and older population, through a prospective partnership with a major pharmacy chain.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 5:23 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Oneida County may get up to 1,000 additional vaccines to administer to the 65 and older population, through a prospective partnership with a major pharmacy chain.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says the county would set up a new point of dispensing (POD) at the Department of Public Works in Oriskany to get the doses in arms in a day or two.

“The goal here is if we get a large number like 1,000 vaccines…if we can get them out in a day or even two, I mean that clearly helps. It's better than doing it over a longer period of time,” said Picente.

Picente said more details on the new partnership would be released over the next week.

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