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NYSEG Stadium walk-up clinic offers easy shot process

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - No registration required, just show up.

That was the message from UHS Director of Clinical Services Bridget Talbut as the hospital system held its first walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at NYSEG Stadium Monday.

Those who were eligible for a vaccine, and were at least 18 years old, could simply drive-up or walk-up to a host of UHS employees to get the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Unlike other clinics in the Southern Tier, no sign-up online or phone call was required to get the shot. Eligible locals simply filled out paperwork with their information and were then able to receive a dose.

"We're hoping members of the community take a walk-by or a drive-by and see that we're here. We're welcoming everyone, no registration needed today. Just come as you are," said Talbut.

The clinic runs until around 4:30 p.m., and Talbut said this was a "one-time" event.

Robert Cevera of Johnson City was out and about when he stumbled upon the clinic, and decided to take advantage.

He told 12 News the process was smooth, and expressed his happiness and relief to get the first dose out of the way.

"Means a lot because I'm getting up in age. I know my resistance and my metabolism isn't the same as when I was younger so yeah it's good," said Cevera.

For people who got their shot at the walk-up clinic, they will have to return to NYSEG Stadium in four weeks' time for the second and final vaccine dose. From there, they will be fully inoculated against the coronavirus.

Cal Dymowski

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