Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that we were waiting for vaccine to get to us in Western New York? Now it is in plentiful supply and you can even get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Erie County without leaving your home.

The Erie County Department of Heath Tuesday announced a program called “Vax Visits,” in which a professional will come to your house and vaccinate you and others in your home according to a story on NEWS 4 Buffalo (WIVB-TV).

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Erie County residents can call (716) 858-2929 to schedule.

The program is available to those ages 16 and up.

“Our Vax Visit program is another way we are shifting our large, centralized vaccine clinic model to a more flexible model that meets people where they are – close to their home, close to their workplace or when they are at events or activities,” Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said. “We have an active calendar planned to reach Erie County residents at places they like to spend time in the warm weather, like Erie County parks and community events. Those events will complement our other popups clinics at senior housing, schools, village and town halls, houses of worship, business and workplace sites.”

 

According to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz Half of all Erie County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine. That includes 61% of all eligible adults, 49% who have received both doses.

 

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