SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — For the first time, a high school in Onondaga County hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Baldwinsville Central School District students got the vaccine on Thursday.
Baldwinsville had shown the most interest as far as students wanting to get the vaccine in a county survey a few weeks ago. On Thursday, it looks like more than 200 students were able to get the first shot of the vaccine.
Starting next week, there will be even more school districts that will post pop-up clinics. East Syracuse Minoa and Liverpool schools will have clinics next week.
More than 200,000 people in Onondaga County have gotten at least one shot.
The county executive says these pop-up clinics at high schools, along with pop-up clinics at targeted areas over the next few weeks, are what is going to get us closer to the threshold of 70% vaccinated.
McMahon said, “What we are going to do and we have started to do it. As we start breaking down and getting through large second dose clinics for the next week or two here. Once we are through those and even in between We will be going out into neighborhoods and its zip codes where we have been under performing and we will be targeting the vaccine.”
The order of which schools have clinics is operating on interest. That will most likely change once we are a few weeks in.
Click the video below to watch McMahon’s briefing: