Coronavirus (COVID-19)


SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR A 1ST DOSE COVID-19 VACCINE AT THE ROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (RCDOH) IN POMONA, NY
DateVaccineRegistration Link
Wed. April 14/Thurs. April 15 Moderna View Availability

Visit this webpage to search for available appointments. There is no guarantee an appointment will be available. Continue to check these links regularly.

IMPORTANT:

INFORMATION FOR APPOINTMENTS AT THE Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH)

  • Appointments are required to receive a vaccine at the RCDOH clinic in Pomona. You must make an appointment by using a Registration link above. Once you have received a confirmation ticket for your appointment, complete the New York State (NYS) form and either print the email confirmation that you completed the form or be prepared to show the confirmation that you completed the form on your smartphone.
  • We hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for eligible New Yorkers:
    • Age 16 and older (16+ for Pfizer-BioNTech/18+ for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen)
    • Reside in New York State
    • Work in New York State
    • Study in New York State
  • Individuals being vaccinated must provide proof of eligibility.  Check the NYS vaccine instructions for acceptable forms of proof of eligibility. 
  • You must be available to come back for your 2nd dose. You will not be vaccinated if you cannot return for your second appointment. If you receive Moderna, you will need to return 28 days/4 weeks later. If you receive Pfizer-BioNTech, you will need to return 21 days/3 weeks later. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen is a single dose vaccine.
  • Wherever you receive your first dose of vaccine, you must return to that location for your second dose. You will make your appointment to receive your second dose when you receive your first dose.
  • If you have health insurance, Medicare, and/or Medicaid benefits and, if applicable, Medigap benefits, please bring your insurance card with you. The vaccine is free; however, the health department can collect an administrative fee from your insurance provider. There is no copay or co-insurance required. The vaccine is still administered even if you do not have insurance.
  • Wear a face mask (at least two layers) that covers your nose, mouth, and chin. You will not be allowed to enter the building without a face mask.
  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • Do not come if you are not feeling well. Please email COVIDCallCenter@co.rockland.ny.us or call the Rockland County COVID-19 Call Center at 845-238-1956 Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 
  • If you are in COVID-19 quarantine or isolation on the date of your appointment, DO NOT COME FOR THE VACCINE. Please email COVIDCallCenter@co.rockland.ny.us or call the Rockland County COVID-19 Call Center at 845-238-1956 Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to cancel your appointment.  Individuals will have to reschedule their 1st dose appointments after they come out of isolation/quarantine by regularly checking for appointment availability above. Individuals who miss their 2nd dose appointments will be placed on a list for future vaccine administration.

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION 

  • The RCDOH encourages eligible individuals to sign up for appointments wherever they are available.
  • Rockland residents age 60+ can 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.
  • Vaccinations performed by local hospitals, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, physician networks, and practice groups must be made directly through those providers.
  • The NYS Am I Eligible webpage will provide you with a list of New York State run vaccination sites. All individuals eligible under the NYS guidelines can schedule an appointment at any NYS-operated mass vaccination site. If you do not have access to a computer, eligible New Yorkers can call to schedule a vaccination appointment at a state-run site by calling the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline 1-833-697-4829

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION*

Overview

What is a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

A novel coronavirus (COVID-19 ) is a new virus that has not been previously found in humans. The virus can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia.
This new virus was first detected in China and is spreading worldwide including in the United States.

Symptoms

Information to date suggests that COVID-19 mostly causes mild-to-moderate illness. In more severe cases, it can cause serious and life threatening complications. Click here for more information on symptoms.

If a person is sick with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has symptoms, they must stay home and limit contact with others, including people in their household, as much as possible. If medical care is needed, contact your doctor or clinic before arriving. If this is a immediate medical emergencies, call 911

Orders, Legal Guidance & Press Releases

On March 16, 2020, pursuant to NYS Executive Law § 24, County Executive, Ed Day, declared a State of Emergency to exist in Rockland County. Under section 24, that State of Emergency must be renewed every 30 days. That declaration was renewed for additional 30 day periods through this date.

Testing & Test Results

Contact your Healthcare provider or call for free New York State testing.

Free New York State COVID-19 Testing


Test Results

If you were tested at Anthony Wayne Recreational Area in Harriman State Park or at the Town of Ramapo Cultural Art Center in Spring Valley, test results are sent by phone, text, or the BioReference Laboratories online patient portal.

If you had testing performed through another laboratory or private health care provider, check to see if they have a patient portal or phone line where you can obtain your results.

Regardless of testing site, if your test result is positive, the Rockland County Department of Health will be contacting you.

Quarantine/Isolation

Rockland County residents

  • If you were EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19 you MUST QUARANTINE yourself in your home for 10 full days after the exposure.  According to NYS guidance, if you are fully vaccinated (i.e., 2 weeks or more following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks or more following receipt of a single-dose vaccine); AND have remained asymptomatic (no symptoms) since last COVID-19 exposure, you do not need to quarantine.
  • If you have symptoms you MUST ISOLATE
  • If you TESTED POSITIVE you MUST ISOLATE whether or not you have symptoms. 

For more information, See Detailed Quarantine/Isolation Instructions

Release Letter

Vaccination

NYS Department of Health has released it's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Report that serves as an framework for ensuring the safe and effective distribution of  COVID-19 vaccine in New York. For more information, please visit the New York State Vaccination Program

Guidance for Individuals with Signs or Symptoms After Vaccination

Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

Frequently Asked Questions

Flyers

Posters (36″H x 48″W)


Beware of COVID vaccine fraud. To help root out vaccination fraud or scams across the State, New York established a hotline that New Yorkers can call to report suspected fraud. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment. To make a report, call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov
Prevention

COVID-19 is Still Here

  • When it's your turn, choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wear a mask or face covering (two or more layers) that covers your nose, mouth, and chin when in public and unable to maintain physical distance.
  • Practice physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from other people (healthy or sick).
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands). If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Stay home if you have or think you have COVID-19.

Flyers


Mask Wearing


Prevent the Spread

 
Commissioner's Note

A note from Dr. Ruppert, the Rockland County Commissioner of Health

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) is a proud partner of the New York State COVID-19 mass vaccination effort. Together, we are getting vaccine into people's arms. We continue to follow the state's guidance on vaccinating priority populations and doing our best to get eligible individuals vaccinated. Please continue to check our website regularly for available COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Getting our community "Back to Normal" will take all the public health tools we have on hand. The vaccine is one of those tools. Vaccines are safe and our greatest defense in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. Most importantly, all authorized vaccines protect against serious illness and death. We need every eligible person to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. The greater the number of people vaccinated, the sooner we can return to our everyday lives and the sooner our local economy can recover.

Even after vaccination, you must continue to wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet of distance from people who do not live with you. Continue to follow the basics of good personal hygiene, including washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using your elbow or a tissue, and not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Clean heavily used surfaces often. Please avoid socializing with people outside of your household who have not been fully vaccinated and respond to our staff if/when you are contacted regarding a positive COVID-19 test or contact with a positive person.

Please consider any public site in Rockland as a potential site for COVID-19 exposure. We are all in this together, and we need to continue to do our part to curb this disease's spread. The RCDOH continues to work tirelessly to educate, vaccinate, monitor, investigate, and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

March 25, 2021

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