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COVID-19 Vaccines and Flu Shots Available at the College’s Health and Wellness Fair on October 7

By September 27, 2021Press Release

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, Villa Maria College will open its doors to the general public for a Health and Wellness Fair. Held in partnership with the College’s on-campus food pantry, the Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry, the Health and Wellness Fair offers attendees the opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccinations through Erie County and flu shots through Rite-Aid.  

In addition, dozens of additional vendors will be present to provide health-related information and prizes. The Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled to take place between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM in Villa Maria’s dining hall, which is located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo, NY 14225.  

According to the CDC, current guidance has shown that COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered with other vaccines, including influenza vaccines.  

To register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Villa Maria College’s health fair, visit www.erie.gov/vax. The Erie County Department of Health encourages attendees to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome. Attendees may elect to receive either the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. There is no cost to get the vaccine.  

Rite-Aid is encouraging anyone who wants to receive a flu shot to make an appointment, but they will also accommodate walk-ins. Appointments can be made by following this link: https://riteaid.reportsonline.com/rsched/program/VMC2021. Rite-Aid will be taking health insurance information as well as out-of-pocket payments on October 7 at the College’s Health and Wellness Fair.  

Some of the outside vendors who are scheduled to attend Villa Maria’s Health and Wellness Fair are: 

Some of the outside vendors who are scheduled to attend Villa Maria’s Health and Wellness Fair are:

  • Caption Call
  • Childcare Resource Network
  • Connect 211
  • Endeavor Health Services
  • Evans Bank
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal
  • Journey’s End Refugee Services
  • Labor Doula and Prenatal Yoga
  • M&T Bank’s Tech Skills Initiative
  • NY Project Hope
  • Path of WNY
  • Stay Healthy with SNAP
  • St. Vincent Health Center
  • Top Marketing
  • UB Smile Team
  • VA Homeless Program
  • Visually Impaired Advancement
  • Well Care
  • WIC Program
  • And more