ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Five area Wegmans stores will receive a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to people 75 and older, as well as Wegmans pharmacy employees.
In the Rochester area, participating stores include:
- East Avenue, 1750 East Ave.
- Pittsford, 3195 Monroe Ave.
- Chili-Paul, 3175 Chili Ave.
- Mt. Read, 3701 Mt Read Blvd
- Eastway, 1955 Empire Blvd.
At this time, it is not known when vaccines at Wegmans will be made available.
According to Wegman officials: “In order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at Wegmans, those 75+ must schedule an appointment by visiting Wegmans.com/Pharmacy or calling 1-800-207-6099. Vaccinations will NOT be administered to anyone without an appointment OR photo ID for proof of age eligibility. Per NYS guidance, we are not able to vaccinate the other groups eligible in phase 1 at this time.
“We value this opportunity to help increase the vaccination rates in New York State and help control the COVID-19 pandemic as we all work toward the ultimate goal of achieving herd immunity throughout our communities,” said John Carlo, Wegmans SVP, pharmacy. “We understand there are many out there who are interested in receiving the vaccine as soon as possible, and we are working hard every day to be ready when vaccinations become available more broadly. Until then, we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding as we begin vaccinating and focus first on those in our community who are age 75 and older.”
In the Buffalo area, Wegmans stores on Alberta Drive and Sheridan Drive will also receive and administer vaccines, as will the Fairmount and Dewitt stores near Syracuse.
A statement from Wegmans officials Tuesday said:
“Due to yesterday’s overwhelming response to our first round of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those 75+, we experienced technical issues with our scheduling site. Prior to the outage, the majority of appointments had been filled. Despite continued glitches in the system, the remaining appointments were filled throughout the evening by those who had previously accessed the direct link to the scheduler. We know the vaccine is in high demand, and we will open additional appointments as more vaccine becomes available. We thank everyone for their patience.”
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