Officials: “We can’t schedule more vaccine clinics until we get more vaccine from NYS”

The same day the Finger Lakes Vaccine Task Force held a press conference outlining response to the COVID-19 pandemic and progress of vaccine rollout – health officials in Seneca County joined those from around the region who were asking for the public to be patient.

Rollout has been slow, and officials have been growing more frustrated by the day. Especially after New York State expanded the eligibility list on Monday.

“We understand many people are anxiously awaiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine and we are trying very hard to get them out to you. We have two clinics scheduled but they are currently full,” officials with the Seneca County Health Department said on Facebook. “PLEASE be aware that the vaccine is in limited supply EVERYWHERE across the state and we CANNOT schedule more clinics UNTIL we get more vaccine from the state! EVERY SINGLE Health Department across the state is in the same situation and we are all working on getting more vaccine!!!”

They said that residents can learn more on their website, which can be accessed here.

“We promise you that we are working hard to make this happen and we truly understand your frustrations but please have some patience as we get this going,” officials added.

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