Vaccines: Week of May 24

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Family and community clinic at Harriet Gibbons - May 25

The City School District of Albany, in partnership with Whitney Young Jr. Health Center, will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic offering free two-dose Pfizer vaccines for students, families and community members ages 12 and up. Walk-ins are welcome, and the clinic will run from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m..

The first dose will be administered on May 25 and the second dose will be administered on June 15. Both will be given at Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center, 75 Watervliet Ave. 

Students who want the vaccine need to complete a vaccine screening form and a permission/registration form and turn in both to the school nurse. Students between the ages of 12 and 15 need to be accompanied by a parent. In addition, students aged 16 and 17 require parent or guardian permission (included in the registration form). Paperwork can be completed at the clinic.

Family and community members who want the vaccine should call District Health Coordinator Suzanne McCarthy at (518) 475-6174 to set up an appointment and determine how to submit the required paperwork: a vaccine screening form and a permission/registration form.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration is strongly encouraged, and you can sign up through Monday, May 24..

Albany County vaccination clinics

The Albany County Department of Health offers a daily walk-in clinic for all eligible New Yorkers ages 12 and up. Minors age 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent; individuals age 16-17 must bring signed parent/guardian consent.

  • The clinic is open all week long at its offices at 175 Green St., runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and and is offering the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The health department will schedule a date for the second dose during the visit.
  • You also can visit the county’s website for much more vaccine-related information, including a preregistration link to sign up for vaccine-related notifications.

Hannaford Supermarket

The Hannaford Supermarket Pharmacy at 900 Central Ave. offers COVID-19 vaccination clinics Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged. 

The store is offering the Pfizer vaccine and the clinics are open to those age 12 and up. Minors age 12-15 need to be accompanied by a parent; 16- and 17-year-olds must have a signed parent consent form.

Learn more, register and get the consent form at (Scroll down on the page to the state-specific information.)

Washington Avenue Armory vaccination clinic

The Albany Armory vaccination clinic is open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and will run through May 25 -- Tuesday.

The armory offers the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The vaccine is available to those 18 and up – the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has not been approved for 16- and 17-year-olds at this time. 

The armory is located at 195 Washington Ave. Free parking is available at the New York State Employee parking lot on Elk Street; follow the Department of Transportation signs on Washington Avenue and Lark Street to access the parking. Trolley service is available from the parking lot to the armory.