Schenectady County is partnering with the Schenectady Greenmarket to hold a COVID-19 vaccine POD during market hours outside of the Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library, located at the corner of Clinton and Liberty streets. To allow more space for social distancing during the pandemic, the Greenmarket expanded onto Clinton Street when it reopened around City Hall last year and again earlier this month.
The County is focused on increasing accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines for all residents. According to the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker website over 53 percent (53.5%1) of Schenectady County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, which is the fourth highest percentage in the state.
“Schenectady County is partnering with the Schenectady Greenmarket to offer a vaccine POD that is easily accessible during market hours,” said Schenectady County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt, Vice Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services. “Community members can shop for fresh, local food and goods, and then walk across Liberty Street to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from our highly skilled public health staff and volunteers.”
“Schenectady Greenmarket is proud to partner with Schenectady County to provide customers and residents with a vaccine site at the nearby library on Sundays during market hours,” said Haley Viccaro, Schenectady Greenmarket Board Chair. “Our collaboration with the County advances our goal to provide access to fresh, local food and also help to ensure the health and safety of our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope everyone takes advantage of this great opportunity and encourage individuals and families to shop local and get vaccinated.”
Schenectady Greenmarket Vaccine POD Information
Date: Sundays in May and June
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Karen B. Johnson (Central) Library, 99 Clinton Street
Residents who receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose at the Schenectady Greenmarket location will be signed up for their second shot at the same location.
Schenectady County Delivers Vaccine Program
Schenectady County residents for whom childcare or other concerns have created a significant barrier to getting vaccinated may be able to receive vaccines through the Schenectady County Delivers vaccine program. Residents who are interested in receiving a vaccine through this program should call (518) 836-2400, Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Residents can also leave a message with their name and contact information, and someone will call them back.
The program prioritizes individuals who are homebound for medical reasons. Staff will work with residents to address other accessibility challenges as staffing and logistical capacity allow.
Eligible residents who need help scheduling an appointment can call (518) 299-0518 (Monday to Friday 10am-3pm) or visit a participating Schenectady County Public Library branch for assistance.
Hon. Karen B. Johnson (Central) Branch (99 Clinton Street 12305)
Monday – Friday 10am to 3pm
Bornt Branch (948 State Street, Schenectady 12307)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4:30pm
Mont Pleasant Branch (1036 Crane Street, Schenectady 12303)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4:30pm
1 Vaccine data as of 4/28/2021 11am