For Immediate Release
March 6, 2021
Mayor Patrick Madden Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Encourages Eligible Troy Residents to Schedule Appointment
TROY, NY — On Saturday, Mayor Patrick Madden received Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine during an appointment at CVS Pharmacy located on Pawling Avenue in Troy’s Eastside neighborhood. Mayor Madden is one of the first Capital Region residents to receive the single-shot Janssen vaccine.
Following his vaccination, Mayor Madden encouraged all Troy residents to schedule an appointment when eligible to build community immunity against Covid-19.
Watch the mayor’s video message here.
Mayor Madden said, “The science is clear: vaccines are safe and effective in protecting you against Covid-19. Most importantly, they are free to the public. I urge all Trojans to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Until you can, please continue to follow public health guidelines like wearing a mask and social distancing to reduce community spread.”
Vaccine appointments are available at local pharmacies, hospitals, and state & federal clinics based on availability of doses. All eligible residents of Rensselaer County, including the City of Troy, can schedule an appointment to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.
To determine eligibility for the vaccine, or find a clinic near you, please visit www.ny.gov/vaccine. Residents without internet access can call 1-833-697-4829.
More information is available at www.troyny.gov/coronavirus
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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