SUNY Fredonia to become mass vaccination site

Fredonia

FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — SUNY Fredonia is planning to become a Chautauqua County-operated COVID-19 vaccination site.

On Wednesday afternoon, the school announced that it had entered into an agreement with the county’s Department of Health to set up a site in the Ice Arena complex in Steele Hall.

Appointments for this site will be scheduled through the county, but it’s not clear when they’ll begin.

“As vaccine supply increases, sites like the SUNY Fredonia campus with large, open venues and ample parking will be necessary to accommodate the number of people we anticipate needing to vaccinate,” said Chautauqua County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler.

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said, “Over the past couple of months, our SUNY campuses and hospitals have proudly served as vaccination centers for state and county officials—providing space and resources to vaccinate more than 300,000 individuals thus far and counting. And with news of vaccine production ramping up for states, more SUNY campuses are raising their hands to join the effort. SUNY Fredonia is the most recent, entering into an agreement with the Chautauqua County Department of Health to serve the region. Fighting this pandemic has shown the value of partnership and pooling of resources, and SUNY will continue to offer our support at every turn.”

Information on vaccination clinics in the county can be found here.

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