TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—With the county floating around 69 percent of the total population having been vaccinated, the Tompkins County Health Department is continuing its efforts to boost vaccination numbers with a slew of clinics over the coming days.

The information that follows is from the health department:

Town of Ithaca

Ithaca Free Clinic, with REACH Medical 

City of Ithaca 

Newfield

Dr. William Klepack, Tompkins County Medical Director, stated, “In Tompkins County, 77% of residents age 18+ have received their first vaccination dose. 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,” reminded Dr. Klepack. 

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 8:30am-5:00pm 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.  

The Tompkins County Health Department is your partner for a healthy community. Find us online at TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health, and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TompkinsPublicHealth and on Twitter at @TompkinsHealth. 

Matt Butler

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