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Rochester Regional Health announced that it will contact primary care patients aged 75 and older to begin planning for COVID-19 vaccinations.

“To date, we are hosting a total of ten clinics this week on the Unity Hospital campus, the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital campus, the Jerome Center (Batavia) and the Riedman Health Center (Irondequoit),” Rochester Regional Health said in a statement.

They released the following information for RRH patients:

  • Patients do NOT need to call us to schedule a vaccination appointment. We will be in touch with patients as soon as more supplies become available.
  • The vaccine is free, but patients may be charged a small amount for administrative costs.
  • This only applies to outpatients, not to hospital patients.
  • As vaccine supplies remain limited, patients in our geographic footprint are randomly selected to ensure equitable access.
  • These new eligible patients are part of the Phase 1B prioritization guidelines established by the NYS Department of Health.
  • At this point, RRH will not reach our patients who are not over 75 years old but are eligible for Phase 1B, including educators, first responders, public safety workers, and public transport workers. These additional populations are encouraged to visit the NYS website to schedule an appointment for an upcoming community clinic. RRH participates in the community clinics coordinated in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Vaccine Hub.
  • If patients have any questions, they should contact their general practitioner.

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