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State-run mass vaccination site in Johnson City to close at end of July

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Binghamton University mass vaccination site at the former Gannett Printing building at 10 Gannett Dr. in Johnson City is shutting down. The shutdown is part of the state’s plan to downsize its mass vaccination sites and focus on communities where vaccination rates are…

“Summer Vaccine Series” is the latest push for the vaccine-hesitant

CITY OF BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Throughout July, the Broome County Health Department is partnering with local agencies and businesses to host pop-up pods for the COVID-19 vaccine for those vaccine-hesitant residents of the Southern Tier. It’s all part of what the department is referring to as the…

SUNY urges students to get vaccinated through 30-day challenge

VESTAL (WBNG) — The SUNY system is encouraging students to get vaccinated ahead of the fall semester through a 30-day challenge. They previously announced that students would need to be vaccinated to return to campus, but that is only if the vaccines received full FDA approval. Right now, vaccines…

New COVID vaccine made to attack variant

(WBNG/CBS) — AstraZeneca has started vaccinating participants in its trial of a COVID-19 variant vaccine. The vaccine was designed to protect against the ‘Beta’ variant of the virus, which was first identified in South Africa. Test participants are both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Country…

US sends Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A plane with 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Taiwan from the U.S. in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The China Airlines cargo flight touched down late Sunday afternoon. The donation more than triples an earlier…

State-run vaccinations sites set to downsize

(WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday afternoon that state-run vaccination sites will begin to downsize. Governor Cuomo said the planned downscaling of the sites is due to the CDC reporting that 70% of adults in New York State have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.…

Delta variant of COVID-19 causes concern, stronger push for vaccinations

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Delta variant of COVID-19 is raising concerns as it continues to spread across the country. Broome County Health Director Rebecca Kaufman said Monday that the strain, which originated in India, shouldn’t pose a threat to reopening plans. According to state data, 65% of…

CDC: 70% of New York adults received 1 dose of vaccine

(WBNG) — The Centers for Disease Control is reporting that 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The information is according to an interactive map on the CDC website. You can find this statistic by selecting “people” under the “view” column,…

Get a vaccine, ride Broome County Transit for free for 7 days

(WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state is partnering with Broome County Transit to incentivize more New Yorkers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Cuomo said anyone who receives a vaccination between June 15 and July 14 and presents proof of vaccination will receive…

Windsor to hold pop-up vaccine clinic on June 12

WINDSOR (WBNG) — Windsor is holding a pop-up vaccine clinic after the state identified it as one of the 11 areas that are lower than the state-wide vaccination average. Broome County Health Department Program Coordinator Michael Bender said the clinic is necessary as the state continues to move…

Broome County run vaccination site to shut down

TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — Broome County officials announced Wednesday will be the last day of the SUNY Broome Ice Center Vaccination site before it shuts down. Officials said the site is shutting down as the administration of vaccines shifts to an on-demand model. At a news conference to announce…

Biden announces international COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is unveiling President Joe Biden’s plans to share COVID-19 vaccines with the world, including directing 75% of excess doses through the UN-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program. The White House has previously stated its intent to share 80 million vaccine…

Vaccine incentive offers full 4-year tuition scholarships

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — New York State announced the first 10 winners of their brand new vaccine incentive, “Get a Shot to Make Your Future.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on May 26 that anyone ages 12 to 17 who gets their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be eligible to be entered in a…

Rep. Tenney says vaccine is working; shouldn’t be mandatory

CHENANGO COUNTY (WBNG) — Some counties in New York’s 22nd District have seen some of the lowest vaccine rates in the state. That is according to data from New York’s website for vaccine tracking.   Thursday Representative Claudia Tenney visited the village of Sherburne to discuss…

Pennsylvania sets target date to drop mask mandate

HARRISBURG (WBNG) — Pennsylvania’s Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam announced Thursday that the state will remove the mask order on June 28 or once 70% of adults 18-years and older receive both doses of the vaccine, whichever comes first. As the holiday weekend approaches, the state said that…

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