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County and city officials promote vaccination PODs

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Monroe County and Rochester city officials got together on Saturday to encourage city residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by using neighborhood vaccination PODs.

The vaccination PODs are designed to specifically target city residents who do not have access to larger vaccination sites. 

County Executive Adam Bello and Mayor Lovely Warren were among the officials gathering Saturday at the Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center on North Clinton Avenue to promote the vaccination effort.

Over the next three weeks, residents aged 16 and over who live in the zip codes of 14604, 14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14610, 14611, 14613, 14614, 14615, 14619, 14620, 14621, 14622 can access COVID-19 vaccination appointments at one of four neighborhood PODs.

Vaccination clinics will take place Thursdays through Sundays on the following dates and at the following locations:

Baber AME Church: 550 Meigs St., Rochester, NY, 14607

•            Thursday, April 15

Memorial AME Zion Church: 549 Clarissa St., Rochester, NY, 14608

•            Friday, April 16

Greater Harvest Baptist Church: 121 Driving Park Ave., Rochester, NY, 14613

•            Friday, April 23

Jackson R-Center: 485 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY, 14605

•            Saturday, April 10

•            Saturday, April 17

Edgerton R-Center: 41 Backus St., Rochester, NY, 14608

•            Sunday, April 11

•            Sunday, April 18

•            Sunday, April 25

Ryan R-Center: 530 Webster Ave., Rochester, NY, 14609

•            Saturday, April 24

Location TBD

•            Thursday, April 22

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting, calling (585) 753-5555 or through the following community based organizations: United Way of Greater Rochester; Ibero-American Action League; Lifespan, Person Centered Housing Strategies; Refugees Helping Refugees; and Community Health Worker Association.

The vaccination PODs will receive clinical support from the University of Rochester Medical Center and Rochester Regional Health.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.