Erie County is Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Erie County is offering COVID-19 antibody testing throughout August. Here's what you need to know.
"Antibody tests check your blood by looking for antibodies, which may tell you if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections and can provide protection against getting that disease again (immunity)." ~ Centers for Disease Control
The Erie County Department of Health will be conducting the COVID-19 antibody tests in various locations in Erie County, according to WKBW. In order to get a test, you need to be at least 11 years old or older. According to the Department of Health, these are the other requirements:
Before arriving at your appointment, please drink water/hydrate, wear a face covering and short sleeve shirt (test is a blood draw from arm), bring photo ID and please do not bring pets.
Your antibody test results will be mailed and you should receive them in about 7-10 days.
If you cannot make your appointment, please call 858-2929 to cancel so that we can fill your spot.
If you have any issues with registration, please call 858-2929.
The antibody testing will happen at a variety of dates and locations in Erie County from 12 pm to 6 pm:
- Thursday, August 13th at the Hamburg Senior Center, located at 4540 Southwestern Boulevard in Hamburg
- Monday, August 17th at the West Seneca Senior Center, located at 4620 Seneca Street in West Seneca
- Thursday, August 20th at Southside Elementary School, located at 430 Southside Parkway in Buffalo
To register for your antibody test, click here.