Released: 5/19/2021 3:10:08 PM
This Saturday, May 22, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has a schedule that can only be described as intense, with five separate COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled to cover ages 12 and older.
In partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, ECDOH will have a clinic set up in the Kleinhans Music Hall parking lot at 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, 14201 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This clinic will offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, for ages 18 and older. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is providing free ticket vouchers for its 2021-2022 season Sunday performances to individuals who are vaccinated at this clinic. A selection of giveaway items will also be available, courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The ECDOH-Highmark event at Kleinhans Music Hall is part of an active calendar of clinics planned throughout summer 2021 on weekends and in conjunction with activities at Canalside Buffalo and larger community events.
“Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is proud to partner with the ECDOH to reduce barriers and increase the accessibility of the vaccine, which we know to be a safe and effective way to keep our community healthy,” said Michael Edbauer, D.O., President, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. “We look forward to bringing convenient pop-up vaccine clinics to neighborhoods and residents across our region to increase vaccinations in the community.”
For youth ages 12 and older, ECDOH has four COVID-19 vaccine sites planned with Pfizer vaccine.
Appointments are suggested at all clinics; walk-ins are welcome, but may not be accommodated in the final hour of any ECDOH clinic.
These vaccination options are in addition to the Vax Visit program, first announced by ECDOH last week. Schedule a vaccine-at-home by calling (716) 858-2929.