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COVID Vax Proof, Masks Among Pandemic Precautions At Local Flu Clinics

Flu Vaccine
Scott Housley
A health care provider places a bandage on the injection site of a patient, who just received the influence vaccine, 2017.

People accessing flu shots at two pop-up clinics this week will have to check each site’s COVID safety requirements. A location in Liverpool is requiring face masks while an organization in DeWitt is asking for proof of COVID vaccination to enter its building.

The Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is partnering with Wegmans for its clinic on Wednesday. Cindy Stein, JCC’s director of adult and senior programming, said clinic attendees will have to adhere to the facility’s requirements to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“So we can protect the seniors and the children — it’s a community center, and it’s important that we protect people coming in here,” Stein said.

Meanwhile, the Village of Liverpool on Thursday will offer flu shots in partnership with Walgreens. But people are only required to wear face coverings in the village hall, where the clinic is located.

The Jewish Community Center said it's expecting about 60 people, while the site in Liverpool is anticipating at least 20 individuals. Both sites said the figures are higher than last year’s turnout.

JCC is hosting a second clinic on Oct. 27.