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Maria College, SPHP to offer public walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic – October 22

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Maria College, St. Peter’s Health Partners to offer public walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Albany, NY (October 21, 2021) – Roughly one-third of eligible residents in Albany County have yet to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, a figure Maria College and St. Peter’s Health Care Partners (SPHP) seek to improve this Friday through a co-sponsored walk-in clinic.

On Friday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the eligible public is invited to receive a free Pfizer vaccine at Maria College’s Fitzgerald Court located on campus in Marian Hall. This event is co-sponsored by St. Peter’s Health Partners. No appointments necessary as this is a walk-in clinic.

All vaccinations will be administered by certified Maria College faculty or staff members.

The event has been organized by Maria College COVID Care Coordinator Liz Foggo, FNP-BC, RN, who will also be on hand to administer the vaccines.

“Vaccines are our best tool to keep our community as healthy as possible, yet there is still a sizeable percentage that is unvaccinated against COVID-19,” said Foggo. “We want to provide a hassle-free way for those in our neighborhood and beyond to start or complete their Pfizer vaccination series, and now that the booster shot has been approved by the FDA, we hope to provide an opportunity for those that are currently eligible to receive even more protection.”

“Maria College is proud to offer this COVID-19 vaccination clinic as we seek to provide an essential health service for our neighbors during this time,” said Dr. Thomas Gamble, President of Maria College. “This event and the collaboration with St. Peter’s Health Partners demonstrates our commitment to positively impacting our community through service and compassion. We hope and pray that we can soon put this pandemic in the rear-view mirror and we are determined to assist in any way we can.”

During the event, St. Peter’s Health Care Partners President of Acute Care Michael Finegan will personally receive his booster shot.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is the single most effective tool in slowing, and even stopping, the spread of this deadly virus and will prevent the emergence of new variants. As health care professionals, we know that vaccination is the right thing to do to protect ourselves as well as our patients, families and communities,” said Finegan. “We are pleased to be partnering with Maria College to stand up this community clinic, getting these critical vaccines into the arms of those who have made the choice to receive the vaccine, as well as those completing their primary vaccine series, or seeking a booster.”

Eligibility requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination:

  • Any individual that is unvaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Any individual that needs to complete the primary series of the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Any individual that meets eligibility criteria for a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine six months after completion of the primary series. Please visit: for a full list of examples and underlying medical conditions that apply to this criteria.

If you have questions about eligibility, please call Maria College at 518-764-4718.



According to Albany County data found on the New York State website, as of October 19, 2021, 72.2% of all Albany County residents have received at least the first dose, and 66.3% have been fully vaccinated.

About Maria College: Founded in 1958, Maria College is one of 17 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The private, co-educational, Catholic college in Albany serves approximately 800 students in a variety of bachelor degree, associate degree, a master’s degree, and certificate programs including liberal arts, healthcare management, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, and health and occupational sciences.