New Site Allows for Expanded Daily Capacity
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State-run vaccination site currently operating at SUNY Albany will relocate to the Crossgates Mall. Vaccinations at the new Crossgates site will begin on Friday, April 16. Those who have existing appointments at the former SUNY Albany location will receive an email or text update with information about the move. All existing appointment dates and times will stay the same. The COVID-19 drive-thru testing facility at SUNY Albany is unaffected by this move and will remain in place.
"Our mass vaccination sites have enabled us to make significant progress in getting shots into people's arms, and in order to expand our capacity and maximize our efficiency, we are relocating the SUNY Albany vaccination site to the Crossgates mall," Governor Cuomo said. "SUNY Albany has been an invaluable partner for us as we work around the clock to get New Yorkers vaccinated as quickly as possible. I remind Albany area residents that our fight with COVID is still far from over. The vaccine works, but only if we all take it, and so I urge everyone who has yet to make an appointment to do so, and return for their second dose as needed."
To date, the SUNY location has administered more than 150,000 total shots since opening its doors in January, with a capacity of approximately 2,000 shots per day. The new location at Crossgates, in the space previously occupied by Lord & Taylor, has the ability to administer up to three times the number of doses due to its significant footprint. Additionally, as the new location is fully indoors, its operations will be less impacted by weather events.
New Yorkers seeking to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site, can visit the 'Am I Eligible' website. New Yorkers may also call their local health department, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments where vaccines are available.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state's vaccination effort.
New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at [email protected]. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.
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