January 20, 2022

State to sponsor vaccination clinics in Cortland County

Transportation will be offered to some sites

The Cortland County Health Department is organizing pop-up vaccination clinics in Marathon, Truxton and the city of Cortland between next week and Feb. 5.

Registration for the clinics opens today, although walk-ins are welcome at every clinic. Masks are required of anyone visiting the vaccination clinics. The state Department of Health is sponsoring six weeks of COVID-19 vaccination clinics, to be offered three days a week from Dec. 28 until Feb. 5.

“The county Health Department staff is increasingly busy with isolation and quarantine activities during this spike of cases, and the offer from NYSDOH came at a good time so we can give families an opportunity to get vaccinated during the school holiday break,” Cortland County Public Health Director Nicole Anjeski said Tuesday in a release.

Children 5 and older are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. All adults can get the Pfizer series, the Moderna series or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Booster shots for both the Pfizer series and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered for all eligible age groups.

Anjeski wants to remind people that vaccines remain the best protection against the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death.

The county is offering transportation assistance on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through free Dial-a-Ride services. Call Cortland Transit at 607-758-3383 to schedule a ride.

The Cortland Transit bus will also run a route to and from the Truxton vaccination clinic on Jan. 8 and 29, with pick-up and drop-off spots at the Cortland County Office Building, McGraw Elementary School and the Cincinnatus Junior-Senior High School.

If you have any questions regarding public transportation, call Cortland County Mobility Manager Melissa Potter at 607-756-3416 or send her an email at mpotter@cortland-co.org.

“We are very thankful to the partners that are assisting with locations, mobility equipment and transportation to make this clinic as accessible to the community as we can,” Anjeski said.


How to make an appointment

  • Visit www.cortland-co.org/1009/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information or call 607-345-1184 to schedule an appointment.
  • Read the description of each clinic to choose which clinic you’re eligible for.
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but must complete registration upon arrival.
  • A parent or guardian must be present for any minor receiving a vaccine.
  • Anyone visiting the clinics must wear a mask.
  • Bring your photo ID and vaccination card if you have received at least your first dose.

When and where
Clinics will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Dec. 28-30: Marathon Civic Building 11 Brink St., Marathon.
  • Jan. 6-8: Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy St., Truxton. The clinic will be closed from 2-4 p.m. on school days for bus pickups.
  • Jan. 13-15: Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson St., Cortland.
  • Jan. 18-20: Marathon Civic Building 11 Brink St., Marathon.
  • Jan. 27-29: Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy St., Truxton. The clinic will be closed from 2-4 p.m. on school days for bus pickups.
  • Feb. 3-5: Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson St., Cortland.