A front-page article in the Buffalo News on rural Allegany County in need of COVID-19 vaccines quotes Annmarie Zimmermann, MD, clinical assistant professor of family medicine
and a member of UB’s family medicine rural health residency program
. "I think the state system of having this all be online didn’t work very well for the elderly,” Zimmermann said. As her practice has gotten vaccine doses, staff has called in senior patients and, in some cases, helped them register on office computers,, according to the article. Those who can get an appointment often must travel 80 or more miles to a vaccine clinic in Buffalo or Rochester, a challenge in communities where some lack access to reliable transportation.