Broome County says it has gotten another shipment of the Pfizer vaccine and has set up three first-dose clinics for the next few days.

As of 9 a.m. March 29. there were over 790 appointments available for eligible residents for the clinics that will be held at the SUNY Broome Ice Center April 2, 5 and 6. The Pfizer vaccine does require a second dose a few weeks later and people able to reserve an appointment for the upcoming clinics will be scheduled at that time for their second dose.

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Go to www.gobroomecounty.com to check your eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

You can also find a link to scheduling an appointment through New York State or information on where to find

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Over 29-percent of New Yorkers have at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as state officials say vaccination is the key to finally controlling the deadly pandemic.

Health officials say the mutations or variants that have been discovered over the past few months are likely to stop happening once enough people are vaccinated against the coronavirus so it doesn’t have a host where it can mutate.

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The thing that has been slowing getting to that point, aside from some lingering distrust over the safety of the vaccine and some other political and conspiracy theory issues, has been the availability of the vaccine.  That supply is being increased as production is ramped up and moves are being made to approve even more vaccine brands.

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