KeyBank Center to become COVID-19 vaccination site
The owners of the Buffalo Sabers along with officials in Erie County announced today that they will be using the KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo as a site for mass vaccination against COVID-19.
According to WKBW, the Lexus Club inside the arena will be used to vaccinate people.
The Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center will be able to immunize 1,000 people every day, according to Erie County.
KeyBank Center will now become the third mass vaccination site in Erie County. Currently, the county uses ECC North and ECC South as vaccination sites.
Kim Pegula added, “Our organization is proud to work with County Director Mark Poloncarz and his team to help provide as many vaccines as possible to our community. We value the work of our frontline healthcare workers and are happy to help in any way we can. “
The site will be open on March 10 to people 65 years of age or older who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you qualify you can register to get your photo HERE
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz thanked the Pegulas for donating the site to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccines.
“I thank the Pegulas, Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabers for providing the KeyBank Center location as a site for a new Erie County vaccination POD and we look forward to opening this site as soon as possible. Their commitment to our territory and to the protection of our residents stands out and is greatly appreciated as we work to vaccinate more and more people. This site is well positioned to serve the City of Buffalo and all of Erie County, and as more vaccines become available we will be able to increase operations here, ”
To see if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Erie County, you can click HERE