KeyBank Center to host vaccine site for people age 65 and older

The site will open March 10, and registration will be through the Erie County Department of Health vaccine website

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County will set up a mass-vaccination site for people age 65 and older at KeyBank Center beginning next Wednesday, March 10, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted Thursday.

Appointments are required and will be opened as vaccine supply is available, though officials hope to vaccinate as many as 1,000 people per-day.

"I thank the Pegulas, Pegula Sports Entertianment, and the Buffalo Sabres for providing the KeyBank Center location as the site for a new Erie County vaccination POD and we look forward to opening this site as soon as possible," Poloncarz said in a statement.

Registration information will be sent to those who signed up through the Erie County Health Department's notification form.