October 25, 2021

County cancels Saturday vaccination clinic

State shipment delayed

Associated Press

Boxes of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are stored in a refrigerator at an ambulance company Jan. 9 in Santa Fe Springs, California.

The Cortland County Health Department canceled a COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned for Saturday at SUNY Cortland because 200 doses of Moderna vaccine from the state were delayed.

The county plans a larger clinic next week when its allotment arrives.

Anyone who had been scheduled for an appointment Saturday will be notified of the cancellation via the county’s hyper-reach notification system and will be re-scheduled for the next clinic. A time and date for the next clinic cannot be set until the vaccine is delivered.

“As more vaccine is available locally and throughout the state, we look forward to a time when each of our residents has the opportunity to be vaccinated,” interim Public Health Director Lisa Perfetti said. “Please continue to follow all established COVID guidelines including wearing a mask, washing your hands and maintaining a 6-feet distance from others outside of your own home.”

To date, the Cortland County Health Department, Guthrie Cortland Medical Center and SUNY Cortland have administered all of their 881 first doses. A second dose has been administered to 257 people.