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Albany Mayor Gets COVID Vaccine

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan at the Washington Ave. Armory.
Sabrina Flores
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan at the Washington Ave. Armory.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan was vaccinated against COVID-19 Wednesday at the Washington Avenue Armory.

Sheehan received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine just after 2:30 p.m.

"I'm not kidding. It was absolutely painless. I know we tell our kids it's not going to hurt, but this really didn't hurt."

The Armory site is tasked with giving 1,000 shots a day to people living in underserved areas.

"We're getting some pretty decent diversity in there. I did ask the director here from FEMA who's running this site about the diversity, still not where we want it to be. But I think we also have to recognize that we've also been successful because there's more vaccine of getting it into the neighborhoods as well."

The Armory is open from 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to those with appointments.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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