GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Crossgates Mall will be closing. The site will be permanently closed as of Friday, June 24.
The Crossgates site opened in the former Lord & Taylor store in April 2021 after being relocated from UAlbany. In January, Crossgates opened a COVID testing site at the old Ruby Tuesday, but that has since closed.
“New York State’s mass vaccination sites were originally set up to rapidly deploy the COVID-19 vaccine to the public at-large as efficiently as possible. Since that time, a network of more 8,500 providers joined the vaccination effort and now delivers the bulk of vaccinations statewide – with over 39 million doses of vaccines administered to date. As vaccines have become widely available, demand at state-run sites has declined precipitously. With the broad network of providers and vaccine access, the cost of operating state-run sites is no longer warranted.”New York State Department of Health