CANTON — Two St. Lawrence County-run COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled next week for any New Yorker at least 18 years old.
Though state eligibility has expanded to people 16 and older, the county is only receiving doses of the Moderna vaccine, which is approved for people 18 and older.
The county Public Health Department, with St. Lawrence Health System, is hosting a Moderna vaccine clinic with appointments from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Star Lake Fire Department, 4078 Route 3. Roughly 80 appointments were still available Thursday morning.
A second clinic is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the St. Lawrence University Leithead Field House, 100 Park St., Canton. Nearly 500 appointments at Leithead are available.
Online registration is live on the county Public Health Department website, at stlawco.org/covid-19-daily-update-center-pods.
If slots are filled, you can fill out a contact list form — posted to the county website — to be placed on standby. The standby list helps ensure unused doses are administered to people at the end of clinic days.
Additional county-run clinics are being scheduled in Gouverneur, Massena, Ogdensburg, Canton and Star Lake as the county receives doses from the state.
The clinics are circulating throughout the county to facilitate wider distribution and supplement the SUNY Potsdam state-run site. New Yorkers can check for Maxcy Hall appointment availability at am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.
As of Wednesday morning, roughly 38.3% of St. Lawrence County’s total 108,047 residents have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the state Department of Health.
Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines require two doses for maximum effectiveness. More than 31,500 people living in the county have so far completed a two-dose vaccine series, the department reports.
For the north country region — grouped as Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex and Hamilton counties for COVID tracking — 37.1% of the total 418,971 population has received at least one vaccine dose. More than 115,500 people have completed a vaccine series as of Friday, an increase of about 10,000 from last week.
Older adults needing assistance scheduling vaccine appointments can call the St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging at 315-386-4730.
St. Lawrence County Public Transit is offering route deviations to bring riders to COVID-19 vaccination sites. Maps and schedules are viewable at slcnypublictransit.com.
The Public Health Department is also available to assist with registration and answer questions at 315-386-2325, or SLCCOVID19SharedMailbox@stlawco.org.