Geneseo teen celebrates Autism Awareness, COVID-19 vaccination with song, poster

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HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WROC) — If you’re getting the vaccine at the Dome Arena in Henrietta, you’ll likely receive a sticker made by Zachary Mogavero of Geneseo.

Zachary is on the autism spectrum and has long turned heads for his amazing talents and Thursday, he delivered a knock-out performance.

You might call April 22, Zachary Mogavero’s encore appearance at the state vaccine hub in Henrietta.

He came here twice to get his COVID-19 shots and then, he came back with a gift.

“Dr. Fauci…give us vaccines…help all the people who’ve been quarantined,” he sings during a performance.

Not only did Zachary write a song about the COVID-19 vaccine, he drew a poster urging others to get the shot too.

“It really is an honor to have you join us Zach, it helped us in this pandemic.”

The New York Department of Health was so moved by Zach’s gesture, they had the poster made into stickers, to hand out to people who get vaccinated — which caught the eye of Gov. Cuomo.

“I’m thrilled for him. It just underscores what people on the spectrum can do,” Zachary’s mother Jani Lewis said.

“I got excited, very excited to see all of this.”

As his family was celebrating, the hub was marking a milestone. In 93 days, its vaccinated 175,000 people.

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