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VaXWNY Research Consortium Guide: Mass Vaccination Sites

This Guide is meant to suggest and provide access to resources aligned with the research areas being explored for the VaX WNY Research Consortium.
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2022 10:12 AM

Identification of Optimal Mass Vaccination Sites

The selection of mass vaccination sites across the 5 county region will be critical for the safe, efficient and equitable distribution of vaccine. The student will work with their supervisor to identify optimal locations based on key variables such as population density, transportation availability, proximity to existing locations that have been pre-identified and health equity.

Information on these topics is likely to change often. It will be updated frequently, but be advised checking directly with state websites for the most recent information.

Finding Demographics and Statistics


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Finding GIS Data

These repositories allow users to browse, search and download GIS datasets for use with GIS software, including ArcGIS

The following datasets may be helpful for your project. 

Viewing Geospatial Data and Maps

These agency and governmental websites allow users to map and layer available datasets within their online GIS/map viewers. Hosting data in this manner does not make it available for downloading for future use within ArcGIS or other mapping software. However, if an agency uses ArcGIS Online as a platform, the datasets may be available via ArcGIS Hub, or may be added directly to your project by selecting Add Data > Add Data from ArcGIS Online. 

UB Community: ArcGIS Software & ArcGIS Online

UB students and faculty are eligible to receive a free one-year copy of ArcGIS (including ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro) for their personal computers. UB affiliates may also be added to our university license to ArcGIS Online. Please refer to our Library Guide GIS: Esri Virtual Campus Courses and ArcGIS Software for more information on gaining access.

Not a Member of the UB Community?

VaX WNY is partnered with many higher education institutions across Western New York including the University at Buffalo. While many of the resources on this guide are open to the public, some are only for UB students, faculty and staff. If you are a member of one of the other partner schools, be sure to check out their resources as well!