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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

MEDIA ALERT
April 13, 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 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

For Moderna Vaccine Allocations

NEW CITY, NY, - The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces 1st dose appointments are available for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and Thursday, April 15, 2021. If you are 18 and older and live, work or attend school in New York State, visit our COVID-19 webpage (http://rcklnd.us/covid19) to schedule your appointment.

If you do not have access to a computer and need assistance in scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the RCDOH, eligible residents can call the Rockland County COVID Call Center at 845-238-1956 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday (except holidays).

In order to complete this vaccination series, you MUST be available to return for your 2nd immunization on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, or Thursday, May 13, 2021. If you will not be able to return for the next visit, do not make an appointment at this time.

Individuals being vaccinated must provide proof of eligibility. Check the NYS vaccine instructions for acceptable forms of proof of eligibility. If you have health insurance, please bring your benefit card with you. The vaccine is free; however, the health department can collect an administrative fee from insurance plans. Please note that this immunization requires 2 doses given 28 days apart.

"The Moderna Vaccine uses MRNA technology which continues to prove to be safe and effective. This vaccine is an important public health tool to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect people from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and may also help those around you," said County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert.

If you are a Rockland County resident aged 60+ and need assistance making a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, sign up for the Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist by calling the Rockland County Office for the Aging at 845-364-2110, Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Spanish and Creole speakers are available. In addition, residents can sign up online at http://rcklnd.us/c19-waitlist.

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