McMahon: Goal to offer vaccinations to all districts by end of next week

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Monday, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon held his bi-weekly COVID-19 update.

During Monday’s briefing, McMahon mentioned that the county was hoping to have COVID-19 vaccinations available to all high school students 16 and up by the end of the week. The county will be offering vaccinations at East Syracuse Minoa High School on Tuesday, at LaFayette High School on Wednesday, where students from LaFayette, Onondaga Central, Fabius-Pompey, and Tully will be able to vaccinations, and on Friday, Liverpool High School will host a vaccination clinic.

“Our goal is going to be to get to all the high schools and then we’ll start doing more popups in the community,” McMahon said.

McMahon said right now, the county has vaccinated about 60% of those who are eligible, which is a huge step towards the herd immunity goal of 70%.

Testing for COVID-19 has begun to decline, so the county is looking at closing some of the testing locations. The one at the Regional Market will be ending this week.

“Demand is going to determine where we are going with this,” McMahon said.

Another thing of note, there will be a food and milk drive on Tuesday at ShoppingTown Mall.

McMahon’s briefing can be seen in full below:

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