A number of vaccination sites are set around the region.

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The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available May 6 and 7 at the SUNY Broome Ice Center and May 12 at the American Legion in Whitney Point.  The Moderna vaccine is less available with all appointments at the Broome County Health Department on Thursday, May 6 are already taken. Another clinic was set for the Health Department on the 13th. Check at www.gobroomecounty.com to see if there are any openings.

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Chenango County is giving the Moderna vaccine at the McDonough Fire Department May 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Go to the Chenango County facebook page for information on how to register.

Cortland County is giving the Moderna vaccine tomorrow (May 5) at SUNY Cortland.  Go to the Cortland County Health Department facebook page for the link to registration.

Susquehanna Valley is being added to local school districts vaccinating eligible teens against COVID-19.

District officials say they have partnered with the Broome County Health Department in offering vaccines to 16, 17 and 18-year-olds May 14 with pre-registration and parental consent.

Binghamton City Schools and Union Endicott Schools also scheduled vaccine clinics.

New York recently opened vaccination eligibility to all residents age 16 and older.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the lowest number of New Yorkers vaccinated is in the group age 16 to 25.  He says that makes sense since the younger people are the newest to be placed in the eligible group for the vaccine and those under the age of 18 can only get the Pfizer vaccine.  Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson shots are not approved for people under 18 years old.

Cuomo says the group with highest vaccination numbers are those aged 65 to 74 with 70 percent vaccinated.

Broome County is the only Southern Tier County reporting another death from COVID 19 May 3.  A woman in her 80s passed away, bringing Broome’s death toll to 337.

Broome had 38 new cases for a total of 17,536. Chenango County had 42 new cases for a total of 3,298. Cortland County added 11 cases for a total of 4,301. Delaware County had ten new cases reported May 3 for a total of 2,310 and Tioga County reported 13 new cases for a total of 3,654.

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