Erie County is offering COVID-19 antibody testing throughout August. Here's what you need to know.

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"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.