TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department has announced a new slate of vaccination clinics as the effort continues to give the COVID-19 vaccination to as many people as possible.

All four of the clinics will take place this week, placed throughout Tompkins County. The county’s vaccination rate has slowed mightily in the last month or two, and now sits at 67.8 percent of the population having received at least their first shot. Of the population over 18 years old, for which all available vaccines are approved, the county is at 75.5 percent.

Town of Caroline 

Town of Enfield 

The Learning Web and Village at Ithaca 

Ithaca Housing Authority, with REACH Medical 

  • IHA Family Residences, 625 Hancock St., near the Community Room building 
  • Friday, July 2 from 10:00am – 2:00pm 
  • Ages 18 and older 
  • Vaccine: J&J or Moderna (first dose) will both be available 
  • Walk-ins Welcome 
  • Call 607-273-7000 for more information or go to: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19popup#iha-july2  

“In Tompkins County, 75 percent of residents age 18+ have received their first vaccination dose,” stated Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “Vaccine is proving to be effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19. Vaccine is readily available in our community. If you or your friends and family have not yet been vaccinated, now is the time. Please check our website, go to a local pharmacy, or call 2-1-1 to learn how to get vaccinated.”

More from the health department:

  • Information about local clinics can be found on the TCHD website.  
  • Individuals without computer and/or internet access may also call 2-1-1 (877-211-8667) during regular business hours 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to be registered over the phone. 
  • NYS State-run Vaccination Sites are offering vaccine to all eligible age groups. Appointments can be scheduled on the NYS Department of Health website. Local pharmacies and medical offices may have vaccine available.  

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com