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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 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

VACCINE ARRIVES AT ROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

NEW CITY, NY, - The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announced that we received additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this morning, and eligible residents have already signed up to be vaccinated. NO ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

On January 06, 2021, the RCDOH requested 2,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but so far only received a quantity of 200 doses in this week's shipment. The previous week, the RCDOH requested 2,000 doses and received 1,000, which were all successfully utilized.

The Department of Health is holding a vaccine clinic this afternoon for those who are eligible and made appointments. ONLY THOSE WITH APPOINTMENTS WILL BE VACCINATED. You must bring proof that you are in Phase 1a or Phase 1b priority group, such as an employee ID card, a letter from your employer or affiliated organization, or a recent pay stub and driver's license.

Please check back to make an appointment at the Rockland County Department of Health website and follow the instructions: https://rocklandgov.com/departments/health/. Since supply availability changes frequently, you can also check the states Am I Eligible webpage will provide you with other vaccination site options.

The Rockland County Department of Health urges residents who are eligible to sign up for appointments wherever they are available. RCDOH cannot predict how many more doses will be received this week or in coming weeks.

As a reminder, wherever you receive your first dose of vaccine you must return to that location for your second dose.

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