Some members of Broome County’s diverse ethnic communities may be closer to being protected from COVID-19 following a pop-up vaccination clinic.

The American Civic Association in Binghamton is one of 12 community-based pop-up vaccination sites around New York announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in an attempt to reach out to underserved communities.

WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

The February 26 pop-up in Binghamton was expecting to administer 250 vaccinations  from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to eligible residents who had been contacted by health and community organizations.

In all, the 12 community-based pop-up vaccination sites this week were expected to inoculate more than 3,700 people at public housing complexes, community halls and cultural centers.

The sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer the second doses to those getting the shot February 26.

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Previously, pop-up clinics were held in earlier this month at Saint Ambrose Church in Endicott and Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Binghamton February 3 and 5 where 650 people got their shots.  Broome County Office for Aging and community and faith groups worked with the county health department to reach out to residents in the targeted population to schedule the vaccination appointments.

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