New York: More than 1,100 vaccinated at Rivers Casino Sunday ABC News10 Albany · March 8, 2021 at 1:45 am As the race to vaccinate against COVID-19 continues, Schenectady County teamed up with Rivers Casino in an effort to get more shots into arms. More than 1,100 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine were administered Sunday. Marcia Walker, a Rotterdam resident, received one of those doses, calling her vaccination card a “golden ticket”. She says she was originally scheduled to get vaccinated later this month in Utica. “We’ve been waiting and waiting, my husband and I. And finally when Schenectady County made this available to us, we were just thrilled,” she said. This clinic comes shortly after appointments opened at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. While eligible Schenectady County residents can sign up, county officials say it’s key to have vaccines closer to home.