Bath, New York – The Steuben County Legislature has accepted a COVID-19 vaccine response $169,415 grant from the New York State Department of Health.
The grant will be used to “increase the vaccination rates along with community outreach and communication.” The money can also be used to “comply with existing and future guidance from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding increased COVID-19 vaccination and other vaccine uptake.”
More than 53,000 Steuben County residents have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is about 56.4 percent of the county population, according to the CDC.
Nearly 94 percent of residents 65 and older have received at least one dose, and about 7,000 more residents have received at least one shot.
The CDC reports that 72.9 percent of the total US population has received a COVID-19 vaccine as the omicron variant surges across the country.