ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The United Way announced that it has partnered with some local businesses to provide $1 million to the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

The program has been working since March to get vaccines and information to underserved and hard-to-reach locations in the United Way of Greater Rochester's nine-county region.

The United Way says its vaccine volunteer force has 3,000 registered volunteers donating more than 4,000 man hours at 40 vaccination sites.

Now, those resources will be shifted to help those in high-risk urban neighborhoods.

"We've got to do a better job of communicating with people in those ZIP codes, listening to what their concerns are and making sure we're making an opportunity that is accessible and meaningful for them," Common Ground Health CEO Wade Norwood said.

Officials say they're still unsure if booster shots will be required this fall.

A total of 56.3% of the county is fully vaccinated.