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Broome County to hold vaccine clinics for veterans and their families this month

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(WBNG) -- There are new opportunities on the way for veterans and their families to receive a vaccine in Broome County.

County Executive Jason Garnar (D) announced Wednesday the creation of three pop-up pods specifically for vets and family members. They will run every Wednesday for the rest of the month at American Legions across Broome County.

Garnar told 12 News he and the county wanted to show veterans their appreciation for everything they've done, as well as continue to reach underserved groups.

Garnar said the county has had success with these pop-up clinics in the past.

"This is a chance for us to give back and focus on a population that we feel is very important and we wanted them to get the vaccine," he said. "A lot of veterans are a little bit older as well, so we wanted to focus on that, and also gives us a chance to do these pods."

Garnar added these clinics will be using the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and a free to-go meal will be provided to anyone who gets vaccinated at one of these clinics.

On April 14 the clinic will be at American Legion Post 1700 in West Endicott; on April 21, the clinic will be at American Legion Post 974 in Whitney Point; and on April 28, the clinic will be at American Legion Post 1645 in Binghamton.

If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please call 607-778-6133.

Josh Rosenblatt

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