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Utica Walk-In Vaccine Clinic Highlights New Challenges

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Utica Walk-In Vaccine Clinic Highlights New Challenges
Utica Walk-In Vaccine Clinic Highlights New Challenges

Oneida County's first walk-in vaccine clinic took place today at MVCC in Utica.

It came amidst a surge in vaccine supply, which has not been fully met by demand.

NewsChannel 2's James Corrigan reports.

But the pod highlighted some of the new issues surrounding the local and nationaal vaccine rollout.

Newschannel 2's james corrigan examines those issues.

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The cdc said wednesday that the variant first discovered in the united kingdom is now the most prevalent in the country, and is a major cause for the spike in cases in new york city.

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With soany appoinents still avlable this week throughout oneidcountd federal officials all say that there's no time like the present to get a safe and effective vaccine appointment.

You can go on wktv.com right now to get all the information you need about the vaccine and to get one step closer to making these a thing of the past.

Reporting from utica james corrigan newschannel 2 > going county by county with the latest coronavirus numbers.

Here in oneida county -- ((50(( new positive cases reported on rollout.

Newschannel 2's james corrigan examines those issues.

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