Yorktown hosts pop-up vaccination clinic before COVID restrictions resume Monday
Yorktown officials held a pop-up vaccination clinic in Mohegan Lake Saturday morning.
With Yorktown resuming its COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, officials say they are doing all that they can to help get residents vaccinated.
The town partnered with St. Mary's church in Mohegan Lake, which has been a pillar in the community for its food pantry, to bring the free pop-up vaccination site to the town.
Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater says that COVID-19 cases in the town have spiked from four just a month ago to more than 60 as of Aug. 4.
"We're hopeful that people recognize that the vaccine is our best weapon when combating the virus and also the different variants that are starting to form,” Slater says.
Slater says that while no one wants to face the restrictions as they return Monday, it is necessary for the safety of the public.
"Time and time again we've already seen a couple spikes…and so we need to take the proactive steps to make sure that we protect your employees and the general public,” he says.