ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — For the first week, the state and FEMA run vaccination site at the Washington Avenue Armory will be open to zip codes within Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties with low vaccination rates. After the first week, appointments will open up to all eligible residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties.
The state’s link will go live at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning to allow people to sign up for an appointment. Vaccinations will begin on March 3rd.
While Rensselaer and Schenectady counties are advising their eligible residents to sign up for an appointment through the state’s link, Albany County is additionally encouraging their eligible residents to pre-register on the county’s website because the state will be pulling directly from that list to schedule appointments too. NEWS10 has learned that those from Rensselaer and Schenectady counties are able to pre-register through that tool as well.
Rensselaer County Executive, Steve McLaughlin, said since the state did not grant their wish to put a mass vaccination site at Hudson Valley Community College, he has sent a letter to the state requesting that North Troy and the city of Rensselaer be added to the list of eligible zip codes for the first week of appointments at the Armory.