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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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SchoolMessenger graphicEast Greenbush Central School District will test its notification system SchoolMessenger on Wednesday, September 26 at approximately 6:00 p.m.

All parents and emergency contacts for students should receive a text message and automated phone call at that time. Additionally, parents will receive an email. School staff who have signed up for the service will receive an email, text and phone call if they’ve provided that information.

SchoolMessenger is used to send out alerts about emergencies, weather-related closings or delays, and school news.

If you do not receive a message on Wednesday evening, please call your school’s main office or email Public Information Specialist Mark Adam at Please note, one of the main reasons for not receiving the text message is because you must first opt in. You can do that by following these steps:

  1. Compose a new text message to the number 67587
  2. Type “Yes” in the message
  3. Hit send

Click here for more information about SchoolMessenger and how it is used.