Coronavirus (COVID-19)


SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR A 1ST DOSE COVID-19 VACCINE FROM ANY ROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (RCDOH) CLINIC
Date/TimeLocationVaccineRegistration Link

Wed. Aug 4 (3pm-7pm) 

Building A
Pomona, NY

 Pfizer View Availability

Thurs. Aug 5 (1pm-4pm)

Building A
Pomona, NY

Moderna

View Availability

Sun. Aug 8 (1pm-3pm)

Palisades Center Mall
West Nyack, NY

Pfizer

View Availability

Tues. Aug 17 (3pm-7pm)

Wed. Aug 25 (3pm-7pm)

Building A
Pomona, NY

Pfizer

View Availability

Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcome. 

IMPORTANT:

INFORMATION FOR VaccinATION THROUGH THE Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH)

  • Appointments are preferred to receive a vaccine at the RCDOH clinic in Pomona. To make an appointment, use 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 anyone age 12+ when offering Pfizer-BioNTech or anyone age 18+ when offering Moderna.
  • Individuals being vaccinated must provide proof of age.  Check the NYS vaccine instructions for acceptable forms of proof. 
  • The current recommendation is to get your second dose at the same place where you got your first shot. You will be given an appointment for your second dose when you receive your first dose. The Pfizer-BioNTech (ages 12+) vaccine requires you to get a second dose 21 days/3 weeks after your first dose. The Moderna (ages 18+) vaccine requires you to get a second dose 28 days/4 weeks after 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 clinic 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 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  845-238-1956 Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to cancel your appointment.  Individuals will have to reschedule their appointment after they come out of isolation/quarantine. 

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY & APPOINTMENT INFORMATION 

  • The RCDOH encourages eligible individuals to sign up for appointments wherever they are available.
  • Vaccines are for anyone age 12+, there are no residency restrictions in New York State, and immigration status is not important.
  • 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 or visit vaccines.gov for a list of additional vaccine providers.

*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

Testing & Test Results

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

Vaccinated

  • 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. 

Unvaccinated

  • If you were EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19 you MUST QUARANTINE yourself in your home for 10 full days after the exposure.
  • 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
Vaccines Authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (ages 12+) is a two dose vaccine and you will need to return 21 days/3 weeks after your first dose. 
  • Moderna (ages 18+) is a two dose vaccine and you will need to return 28 days/4 weeks after your first dose.
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (ages 18+) is a single dose vaccine.
Guidance for Individuals with Signs or Symptoms After Vaccination
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions Flyers
Posters (36″H x 48″W)
Videos

Vaccine Fraud
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
  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Stay home if you have or think you have COVID-19.
  • 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.
If You Are Unvaccinated

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).

 
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 vaccination effort. Together, we are getting vaccine into people's arms. Please continue to check our website for additional COVID-19 vaccine appointments or visit vaccines.gov for additional vaccine providers in your area.

Every day we are closer to getting our community "Back to Normal." We will continue to use the tools we have to keep the public and our community protected. 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. 

If you are unvaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and those around you.  Until you are fully vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask that covers your entire nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet of distance from people who do not live with you. Everyone should 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. Please respond to our staff if/when you are contacted regarding a positive COVID-19 test or contact with a positive person.

Let's continue to keep vigilant and safe while participating in summer month activities. We are all in this together, and we need to continue to do our part by taking the COVID-19 vaccine 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.

May 26, 2021