RockCoExec.png

Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2021
Contact: John Lyon, Director of Strategic Communications (845) 638-5645
                 Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., CPE, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512

COVID-19 2nd DOSE VACCINATION CLINICS RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19

New City, NY, - The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that the COVID-19 2nd dose vaccination clinics scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 9 AM – 5 PM and Friday, February 19, 2021, from 9 AM – 5 PM have been rescheduled due to both local and national weather. The latest forecast from the U.S. National Weather Service has snow beginning locally Thursday morning, which could become a significant snowstorm into Thursday evening that changes into ice by Friday morning. Due to extreme cold weather-related conditions across the country, the shipment of vaccines to be used at the RCDOH clinics has been delayed in order to protect the integrity of the vaccine to keep everyone safe.

As a result, no additional 1st dose Points of Distribution (PODs) are planned yet due to shipment delays, and the 2nd dose clinics scheduled for the end of this week have been moved to next week.

If you have an appointment for Thursday, February 18th, to be vaccinated at the Rockland County Department of Health clinic, you will receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, February 23rd, at the same time as your original appointment.

If you have an appointment for Friday, February 19th, to be vaccinated at the Rockland County Department of Health clinic, you will receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, February 24th, at the same time as your original appointment.

No new appointments will be scheduled, and you should come at the same time as your original appointment was scheduled. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

If you are unable to come on your rescheduled day and time, please email the County's COVID-19 Hotline at COVIDCallCenter@co.rockland.ny.us or call 845-238-1956 to cancel; you will need to come for your second dose as soon as possible and will be prioritized for a rescheduled appointment upon receipt of our next allocation of COVID-19 vaccine from New York State.

"We are working as quickly as possible to get residents fully vaccinated and are committed to administering vaccine quickly when it is received," said County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are at the mercy of vaccine shipments and weather-related delays that impact scheduled 2nd dose appointments."

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.