ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Eligible City of Rochester residents can now make COVID-19 vaccination appointments over the phone, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced Tuesday.
Vaccination appointments can be made by calling the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585)-753-5555.
Beginning Tuesday, all New Yorkers 16 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Officials say this hotline will help bridge the digital divide and provide greater access to the vaccine. Census data shows that one-fifth of city households are without in home internet, many relying on their cellphone subscriptions for access, according to city and county officials.
“Bridging the digital divide and providing greater access to COVID-19 vaccinations for our communities in need is critically important as we work vaccinate as many people as possible in Monroe County. We’ve been proud to partner with New York State, the City of Rochester and our Community Based and Faith Based Organizations on equity efforts throughout our vaccination process. This latest step will further commit us to equity efforts and provide more convenient access to vaccine clinics for Rochester residents,” said County Executive Bello.
“Thanks to our partnership with Monroe County, and with the help of our community and faith-based organizations, we are making vaccines available to more people as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Warren. “This effort is vital to protecting our circles and keeping our residents safe. I want to remind everyone that the vaccines are safe and effective, and I encourage everyone who is eligible to make an appointment as soon as possible.”
Additionally, four neighborhood vaccination clinics in the City of Rochester will pop-up for the next three weeks, starting later this week. These sites are for residents in the following zip codes:
Vaccination clinics will take place Thursday through Sunday on the following days and at the following locations:
- Baber AME: 550 Meigs St, Rochester, NY 14607
- Thursday, April 8
- Thursday, April 15
- Memorial AME Zion: 549 Clarissa St, Rochester, NY 14608
- Friday, April 9
- Friday, April 16
- Greater Harvest Baptist Church: 121 Driving Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14613
- Friday, April 23
- Jackson R-Center: 485 N. Clinton Ave, Rochester NY 14605
- Saturday, April 10
- Saturday, April 17
- Edgerton R-Center: 41 Backus St, Rochester, NY 14608
- Sunday, April 11
- Sunday, April 18
- Sunday, April 25
- Ryan R-Center: 530 Webster Ave, Rochester, NY 14609
- Saturday, April 24
- Location TBD
- Thursday, April 22
Additional appointments are available now, and can be made through the Monroe County website.