COVID Updates and Information

Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Students who participate in the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program during the school year are eligible to receive free meals this summer. Free breakfast and lunch will be offered by the Rensselaer County Department for Youth on weekdays at the following times and locations.


AddressDates Days of the WeekBreakfast TimeLunch Time
544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 121446/27-8/19M-F8:00-9:0012:00-1:00
1514 First St., Rensselaer, NY 12144


25 VanRensselaer Dr., Rensselaer, NY 121447/5-8/12M-F8:15-8:4511:00-11:30
85 Aiken Ave., Rensselaer, NY 121446/27-9/2M-FN/A11:30-12:30