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Albany County COVID-19

Nelson Martinez hasn't been homeless for three years but keeps close ties with the mission. He says getting the shot was painless.
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Albany County ran a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for homeless individuals at the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany Tuesday.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, city officials and stakeholders at the Washington Park Lakehouse.
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Responding to President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan and the continued expansion of COVID vaccine availability, Mayor Kathy Sheehan launched an effort she’s calling “Restart Albany” Friday in Washington Park.

People wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine outside the Times Union Center in Albany
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Albany County is launching a pre-registration tool for COVID-19 vaccines. County Executive Dan McCoy says it is currently open to people in the state’s 1A and 1B categories – as those are the populations counties have been instructed to vaccinate.

People wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine outside the Times Union Center in Albany
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As Albany County plans to hold an essential worker COVID-19 vaccination clinic, County Executive Dan McCoy is urging residents to “stop being selfish” and wait their turn for the vaccine, instead of trying to cheat the screening system. Speaking Wednesday, the Democrat said 117,000 people in the Capital District have gotten their first dose.