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Hundreds gather at Strong to push back against vaccine mandate

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — As COVID-19 mandates continue to grow, some area residents showed their disapproval for pending mandatory inoculations for healthcare workers. A large number gathered out in front of Strong Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon. Registered Nurse Mearle McDonald says this is about options. “All we want is a...
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Fact Check extra: Clinics offering J&J vaccines on Tuesday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— In Nikki Rudd's Fact Check from Tuesday, she looked into available spots for you to get the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine as many of you said you couldn't find it. Here's a look at the clinics offering the J&J for Tuesday, Sep.21. Diva Defined Salon &...
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VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System offering walk-in flu vaccine clinics

Henrietta, N.Y./Canandaigua, N.Y. — The VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System is stepping up to help protect veterans and their families against the flu. The Calkins Road VA Clinic and the Canandaigua VA will be holding walk-in flu shot clinics in the weeks ahead. Health care professional stress, with COVID still...
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Vaccine mandate opponents carry swastikas during protest in Geneseo

GENESEO – A protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care workers turned heads on Route 20A near the Noyes Urgent Care at 50 E. South St. Thursday afternoon, especially two protesters who were seen carrying apparently homemade posters bearing large swastikas. Billed by organizers as a “freedom rally,” Thursday’s...
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‘Project Homeless Connect’ helps Rochester’s most vulnerable get vaccinated

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Trillium Health, alongside other local organizations, are helping the homeless population in Rochester stay protected against COVID-19. The “Project Homeless Connect” event Wednesday in Rochester offered health and human services to those experiencing homelessness in the area. Those involved say the event was a great way...
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Data released shows the COVID-19 vaccination rate is increasing in Rochester

Data collected from community outreach initiatives and pop-up clinics are showing a positive impact on the Rochester population and their COVID-19 vaccine rates. More than 50% of the eligible population in every Rochester city ZIP code has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, community leaders announced. The Rochester ZIP code data is reported on the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Hub web site, after several months of increased efforts to ensure equitable vaccine distribution by a number of community agencies, the City of Rochester and Monroe County. Community leaders say this is a critical milestone, given the high communicability rate of the COVID-19 variants.
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Army of Rochester-area hospital couriers ensure no vaccines go to waste

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — They are the unsung heroes of the pandemic — the army of couriers at local hospital systems who are responsible for making sure vaccines and other supplies get to where they’re needed. You don’t often hear their stories. It’s been said that it takes a village, something...
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