ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County has reported 149 new positive COVID-19 cases and 115 recoveries since Monday. The county’s five-day average of new daily positive cases is 160.2.

There are 544 active cases in the county. There were eight new hospitalizations in the county and 61 county residents are now hospitalized with COVID. Eight patients are in ICU’s.

As of Monday, 76.4% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose of the vaccine, and 69.3% have been fully vaccinated. The first dose vaccination rate for the county’s 18 and up population is 85.5%.

Upcoming school-based vaccination clinics

The county says all vaccinations are by appointment only. Scheduling for kids 5-11 will be handled by individual schools directly with parents. Pfizer (for the 12 and over population) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and booster shots, as well as Moderna (for the 18 and up population) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and booster shots will also be available by appointment.

  • December 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Stephen & Harriet Myers Middle School in Albany
  • December 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sand Creek Middle School in Albany

Parents and guardians can make appointments for their children at state mass vaccination sites on the New York State website. Parents can also contact their child’s pediatrician, pharmacies or other providers for vaccination information and to schedule appointments.

Residents can also receive free Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., each week at the Albany County Department of Health, 175 Green Street. No appointments are needed and walk-ins are welcome.