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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Franklin County Public Health will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic every Thursday in December. Registration links have not yet been issued for these clinics.  They will be promoted as soon they are issued. Please see schedule below for location, times and what ages will be served:

December 2nd – Malone - 4pm-7pm at St. Andre’s Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.

For ages 5-11, Pfizer first dose only. Drop-ins welcome, but will be limited according to how much vaccine we have on hand.  Priority will be given to those who pre-register. 

Register here for Thursday, December 2nd FIRST dose for 5-11 year-olds:
https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D0EAAC4271D80166E0530A6C7C158C1A

Those who register for this clinic will be automatically registered for a second dose at St. Andre’s Outreach Center on December 23rd.

December 9th- Malone - Vax to School Clinic - 4pm-7pm at St. Andre’s Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer first dose, second dose, and booster doses. Drop-ins welcome, but will be limited according to how much vaccine we have on hand.  Priority will be given to those who pre-register. 

Register here for Thursday, December 9th FIRST dose for 12 years and up:
https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D17A02CAC35E0188E0530A6C7C15F6BD

Those who register for this clinic will be automatically registered for a second dose on December 30th at Franklin County Public Health office in the Malone Courthouse from 9am-11am.

Register here for Thursday, December 9th BOOSTER dose for 18 years and up:
https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D1791FAB5A720260E0530A6C7C155807

You must be 18 or older to receive a booster dose. Those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should wait at least six months after their second dose before getting a booster. Those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are eligible to get a booster two months after their initial dose.

December 10th- Malone -11am-1pm at St. Andre’s Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.

For ages 18 and up, Moderna booster doses only.

Pre-registration is highly recommended.  Drop-ins welcome only if there is vaccine available. 

Register here for Friday, December 10th, Moderna BOOSTER dose for 18 years and up:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D20430ACFC7D02D0E0530A6C7C156208

You must be 18 or older to receive a booster dose. Those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should wait at least six months after their second dose before getting a booster. Those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are eligible to get a booster two months after their initial dose.

December 16th - Malone- 4pm-7pm at St. Andre’s Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.

For ages 5-11, Pfizer first dose only clinic.  Drop-ins welcome, but will be limited according to how much vaccine we have on hand.  Priority will be given to those who pre-register. 

Register here for Thursday, December 16th FIRST dose for 5-11 year-olds:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D1F05F0BFAFE0222E0530A6C7C157BB8

Those who register for this clinic will be automatically registered for a second dose at St. Andre’s Outreach Center on January 6th from 4pm-7pm.

December 23rd - Malone – 4pm-7pm at St. Andre’s Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park. This will be a second dose clinic only for those 5-11 year-olds who had first doses at our clinic on 12/2.

December 30th- Tupper Lake – 2pm-6pm at Holy Ghost Academy, 40 Marion Street.

For ages 18 and up, Pfizer booster doses only. Drop-ins welcome, but will be limited according to how much vaccine we have on hand.  Priority will be given to those who pre-register. 

January 6th – Malone – 4pm-7pm at St. Andre’s Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park. 

This will be a second dose clinic only for those 5-11 year-olds who had first doses at our clinic on 12/16.

As mentioned above, each clinic’s registration link will be promoted as soon as they are issued. 

Vaccination sites will vaccinate individuals 5 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 5 and older. 

To find COVID-19 vaccination sites near you, please go to vaccines.gov, call your health care provider, or call Franklin County Public Health for assistance with COVID-19 vaccination- 518 481-1710.

Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is an important way to slow the spread of the disease.  Common cold and allergy symptoms could also be COVID-19 symptoms.  It’s important to know for sure so you don’t pass COVID-19 on to others. Talk to your health care provider, get tested, and stay home when feeling sick.

COVID-19 testing options have expanded over the past several months. At-home test kits are now available at retail stores and pharmacies. Residents should report positive results from at-home test kits to Franklin County Public Health Services. This can be done by calling 518-481-1709.

Adirondack Health is billing insurance if the patient has a doctor’s order, otherwise it costs $80. A same-day appointment can be scheduled when you call ahead – 518 897-2462. Test results typically take 24-48 hours.

Alice Hyde requires a doctor’s order – asymptomatic will be tested in the hospital, symptomatic will be tested curb side.  Insurance is billed. If no insurance, it’s about $108. Call 518 483-3000 to schedule a test.

Mountain Medical does not require a doctor’s order but instead requires an office visit and then offers a rapid test or a send out PCR.  Insurance is billed.  If the patient has no insurance, the office visit is discounted for locals (within 60 mile radius) at $80 and the rapid test is $32.  If the person chooses PCR, the lab will bill the patient directly. To schedule an appointment, call 518 897-1000 in Saranac Lake or 518 521-3322 in Malone.

Walgreen’s - According to their web site, Walgreen’s offers free self-administered COVID testing at their store in Malone. Customers receive a self-administered test at the drive thru window. Go to Walgreens.com to schedule a test.

Kinney Drugs – According to their web site, Kinney Drugs offers free asymptomatic COVID testing at their stores in Malone and Saranac Lake. Customers receive a self-administered test at the drive thru window.  Results are received in 3-5 days.  Go to Kinneydrugs.com to schedule a test.

COVID-19 Call Center

For information and assistance, please contact the COVID-19 Call Center at 518-481-1111 or via email at eoccallcenter@franklincony.org. Call Center hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday.  The call center is closed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and holidays.


Hyper-Reach Notifications

The Hyper-Reach Notification Service allows citizens to receive notifications in the event of local emergencies or community alerts. To receive this notifications via your cellphone, follow this link.



*Attention*
  

The level of community transmission in Franklin County is HIGH. People are interacting more closely with each other which is allowing the disease to spread more easily throughout our communities. 

All of us - vaccinated and unvaccinated - are empowered to help stop the spread by following the COVID-19 safety guidelines we’ve practiced since the start of this pandemic:

Wear face coverings in all indoor public places,

Continue to wash your hands frequently,

Sanitize high touch areas in your home,

Reduce gathering sizes and visit outdoors whenever possible,

If you feel sick, stay home,

If unvaccinated, please get vaccinated!

A chart showing total diagnostic tests over 60 days and the seven day average positivity rate over 30 days. A chart showing active COVID-19 cases over 60 days.



COVID-19 Case Statistics (Last Reported Change: 12/01/2021):

Daily Statistics:

  • New Positives: 48
  • New Probables: 0
  • Active Cases: 206
  • Community Active: 202
  • DOCCS Inmate Active: 4
  • Positivity Rate (11/29): 10.47%*
  • 7-day Average (11/29): 8.69%*
  • New Deaths: 0
  • New Recovered: 34
  • Individuals in Isolation/Quarantine: 462
Active Cases By Correctional Facility:
  • Bare Hill Correctional: 1
  • Franklin Correctional: 0
  • Upstate Correctional: 0
  • Franklin County Jail: 3

Cumulative Totals:

  • Cases: 5729
  • Confirmed Positive: 5586
  • Probable: 143
  • Deaths: 26
  • Recovered: 5497
* Positivity and testing statistics generated from NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker (https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov)
As Of 1/04/2021, only active positive cases for correctional facilities reported directly to the Franklin County Department of Public Health are included in the active case counts and isolation numbers. Breakdowns of verified active cases for each correctional facility are provided for reference.

COVID Franklin County Township Map

Schools
Go to the NYSDOH COVID-19 Report Card at  https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home to see the number of positive school tests in regions of New York State, school districts, and individual schools.