Last week I was one of the lucky eligible ones to get an appointment for the Covid-19 Vaccine at the clinics organized by NYS & Monroe County at the Henrietta dome.
A lot of folks wanted to know about the process. I’m sure it will evolve as today was the first day but a little info is better than none!
There are two ways to drive into the Dome parking lot, one off Calkins Rd and another off East Henrietta Rd. At both entrances there are folks in fatigues stationed. They will ask if you gave an appointment and point you to the parking & the doors you are to go to. I was instructed to wait till 5 minutes before my appointment before going in.
The entrance doors were clearly marked. Once inside a greeter will verify you have an appointment and ask you to sanitize your hands. They will send you to the next table where they will take your temp and give you a consent/info form to fill out. You will want your insurance card & Primary care doctor’s info. They have clean pens and properly spaced work spaces. Once that step is completed you go up to the registration desk where they look up and verify the information on your online form before directing you towards the dome ramp. At the end of the ramp I was given an information packet and then directed down towards where another volunteer waited to point me toward an usher who walked me to an available vaccine team.
The vaccination team ( three at my table) were friendly and chatty as they ran down through the process and administered the vaccine. At this point I had been in the building for about 10 minutes. I was given my vaccination card and told I would be called to schedule my follow up shot at the dome in the next week or two.
I was then given a slip of paper with my discharge time and directed to the waiting area with well spaced folding chairs. There staff walked around to check on folks till their 15 minutes were up and then you could excuse yourself and exit toward the parking lot. I was in and out in less than 25 minutes!