Modified: May 7, 2021 3:27pm
WITH MORE THAN 800,000 SHOTS IN ARMS, 61% OF ELIGIBLE ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing information about COVID-19 vaccinations administered to date.
Based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), through May 6, 49.7% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 38.9% percent have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series.
60.6% of eligible Erie County residents ages 16 and older+ have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 47.4% of eligible Erie County residents age 16 and older have completed the COVID-19 dose series. Also, approximately 30% of youth ages 16 and 17 have received at least one dose of Pfizer vaccine, and approximately 78% of adults ages 65 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
A first dose COVID-19 clinic is scheduled at Community Church Jehovah Jireh on Virginia Street in Buffalo on May 13. Four “Shot and a Chaser” clinics at local breweries will take place at Resurgence Brewing Company (5/8), Flying Bison Brewing Company (5/12), Steelbound Brewery in Springville (5/15) and Thin Man/Tappo (5/15). School clinics for eligible youth, their families and community members are set for May 12 at Lackawanna High School, May 18 at Springville High School and May 27 at Grand Island High School.
The full schedule of first- and second-dose ECDOH clinics is maintained at www.erie.gov/covid19/vaccine. Appointments are strongly encouraged at all ECDOH clinics, and registration reduces wait times. Call (716) 858-2929 to schedule. Walk-ins can be accommodated.
“We anticipate that the FDA will authorize emergency use for the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12 to 15, and our department is prepared,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “That is a group of just under 42,000 people that we can reach with vaccine through our sites and by working with community pediatricians. Each person who we can fully vaccinated is one more layer of protection for Erie County against COVID-19.”
Current total of vaccinated Erie County residents by first and second dose through May 6, 2021:
Erie County Totals
*Second dose totals not available for 1/29/2021
+754,721 Erie County residents are age 16 or older (estimate)
Chart percentages based on an estimated 2019 Erie County population of 918,702.
ECDOH intends to provide weekly updates with this information for the public.
Vaccinations by ZIP Code through 5/1/2021 are posted to the ECDOH web site, and ECDOH provides updates on Tuesdays.
- Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), COVID-19: http://www.erie.gov/covid19
- ECDOH, COVID-19 Information Line: (716) 858-2929 – foreign language interpretation available
- New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Vaccination Hotline: (833) 697-4829 (833-NYS-4VAX)
- NYSDOH Vaccine Tracker: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker