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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 for each clinic will be shown here as soon they are issued. Please see schedule below for location, times and what ages will be served:

About Booster doses:

You must be 12 or older to receive a Pfizer booster dose and 18 or over to receive a Johnson & Johnson or Moderna booster dose. It is recommended that those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should wait at least five 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.

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

February 3rd – Malone from 3pm-6pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer BOOSTER doses.

This clinic is also a Pfizer SECOND dose clinic for those who attended our clinic on 1/13/22.    

Drop-ins welcome but limited dependent on amount of vaccine.

Register here February 3rd Pfizer BOOSTER (12 and up) 3pm-6pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5C9743FAC58021EE0530A6C7C1574BC

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February 8th – Malone from 10am-2pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer FIRST dose and BOOSTER doses.

Drop-ins are welcome at this clinic as long as vaccine supply lasts.

Register here for February 8th Pfizer FIRST dose (12 and up) 10am-2pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D65A86C1557001F4E0530A6C7C165519

Register here for February 8th Pfizer BOOSTER (12 and up) 10am-2pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5C9743FAC56021EE0530A6C7C1574BC

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February 10th – Malone from 3pm-6pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 5-11, Pfizer PEDIATRIC clinic.

Drop-ins welcome but limited dependent on amount of vaccine.

Register here for February 10th Pfizer PEDIATRIC (5-11) 3pm-6pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5DD7597F4CE01F8E0530A6C7C1507DE

Those who receive a first dose at this clinic will be automatically enrolled in a second dose clinic on 3/3/2022 from 3pm-6pm at St. Andre Outreach Center.

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February 15th – Malone from 10am-2pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer BOOSTER doses.

Drop-ins welcome but limited dependent on amount of vaccine.

Register here for February 15th Pfizer BOOSTER (12 and up) 10am-2pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5C9743FAC5A021EE0530A6C7C1574BC

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February 17th – Malone from 3pm-6pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 18 and up, Moderna BOOSTER doses.

This clinic is also a Moderna SECOND dose clinic for those who attended our clinic on 1/20/22.

Drop-ins welcome but limited dependent on amount of vaccine.

Register here for February 17th Moderna BOOSTER (18 and up) 3pm-6pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5DD7597F4D301F8E0530A6C7C1507DE

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February 22nd – Malone from 10am-2pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer BOOSTER doses.

Drop-ins welcome but limited dependent on amount of vaccine.

Register here for February 22nd Pfizer BOOSTER (12 and up) 10am-2pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5C9743FAC5C021EE0530A6C7C1574BC

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February 24th - Tupper Lake from 10am-2pm at Holy Ghost Parish Center, 40 Marion Street.

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer BOOSTER doses.

Drop-ins are welcome at this clinic as long as vaccine supply lasts.

Register here for February 24th Pfizer BOOSTER (12 and up) 10am-2pm:

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D61D908DBB6E0130E0530A6C7C16FAFF

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Registration links have not yet been issued for the clinics below.  They will be promoted as soon they are issued.

March 1st – Malone from 10am-2pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 12 and up, Pfizer BOOSTER doses.

March 3rd – Malone from 3pm-6pm at St. Andre Outreach Center, 12 Homestead Park.  

For ages 5-11, Pfizer SECOND dose PEDIATRIC clinic for those who attended our pediatric clinic on 2/10/22.

Please call our office with any questions regarding these clinics – 518 481-1710.

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To find other vaccination locations near you go to https://www.vaccines.gov/

 To find a COVID testing site near you go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

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, or by using the submission from by clicking the button below.

Self-Test button


New York State Testing
Beginning December 30th, 2021, testing is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 201 West Main St. Malone, NY
To register for testing, use the following link: https://appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting

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: 01/27/2022):

Daily Statistics:**

  • Active Cases: 359
  • Community Active: 332
  • DOCCS Inmate Active: 27
  • Positivity Rate (01/25): 11.78%*
  • 7-day Average (01/25): 13.90%*
Active Cases By Correctional Facility:
  • Bare Hill Correctional: 7
  • Franklin Correctional: 7
  • Upstate Correctional: 1
  • Franklin County Jail: 12
* Positivity and testing statistics generated from NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker (https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov)
** Fatality statistics can be viewed at the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Fatalities Tracker (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/fatalities-0)
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.

Franklin County Isolations by Township
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.



 

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