CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NY (WIVB) – Chautauqua County officials are speaking after the county has moved to the state’s vaccination site.
State Senator George Borrello says federal officials have viewed Chutauqua County as an insufficiently served community. He says they recommended it for a site that would have vaccinated a thousand people a day.
Borrello believes that the governor did not choose Chatuca County as a pollination site because he did not benefit him politically.
However, the Governor’s office issued a statement saying, “It is a mistake to cancel any plans for a mass vaccination site in Chotokan County,” and that the state “is not aware of any such plans for such a site. Nothing exists.”
The governor’s office says the state has chosen areas where vaccine rates are low and vaccine frequency is high.