FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact: Sarah Granquist
Phone: (518) 891-4471
Email: sgranqui@franklincony.org
   



Notice to Public

April 5, 2021

 

Franklin County Health Department Announces Universal COVID-19 Eligibility and

Vaccination POD on Friday

Governor Cuomo has announced that all New York State residents 16 and older will qualify for COVID-19 vaccination starting at 8am tomorrow, April 6th.

Vaccination sites will vaccinate individuals 16 and older or 18 and older based on the vaccine they are administering:

  • Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) and Moderna vaccine are approved for those 18 and older.
  • Pfizer is approved for those 16 and older. 

Currently, Pfizer is administered at state-run sites which means those 16 and 17 years of age must be vaccinated there.  The closest state-run sites are in Plattsburgh and Potsdam.  To schedule an appointment, go to https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

Franklin County Public Health will hold a Moderna vaccination POD for New York State residents 18 and older at the Holy Family School, 12 Homestead Park in Malone this Friday, April 9th

Register here:  https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BF3AA1F5B406058EE0530A6C7C16B9BB

The registration link will also be posted on the Franklin County Public Health Facebook page.

Need assistance with registration? 

  • Those 60 and older, please call 518 481-1526.
  • Those under 60, please call 518 481-1111.

Need transportation? 

  • Franklin County Public Transportation is available using on-demand runs within Malone. The hours of operation for this service in Malone are 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday- Friday.

This service can be used for transportation to and from pre-arranged COVID-19 vaccine appointments within Malone. There will be no fee charged for transportation services used to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Public Transportation requires a 24-hour notice to arrange transportation.  Individuals can schedule these on-demand appointments by calling 518-483-9000 (during business hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm). 

  • Medicaid Transport -If you have Medicaid and live in Franklin County, please call the Medical Answering Service (MAS) to request transportation at 1-844-666-6270. This is a new number for all Franklin County Medicaid recipients in need of transportation to and from doctor appointments. A Medical Transportation Specialist for Franklin County will assist anyone who may need help scheduling transportation or who has any questions by calling 518-483-0934 Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.