Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Get the Vaccine to Help Stop the Spread & Save Lives


Get your COVID-19 and Flu shots in one visit!

The flu is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu vaccine is the main way to prevent the flu and its complications.

Get your Flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same visit! Go to our Flu Clinic page to make an appointment today!

FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE: covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR A 1ST DOSE, 3RD DOSE (For Immunocompromised) or Booster COVID-19 VACCINE AT ANY ROCKLAND COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (RCDOH) CLINIC
Click here for Immunocompromised 3rd Dose and Booster eligibility criteria.
Please note: When you click on a link and don't see a date you are looking for, there are no more appointments available. 
Date/TimeLocation  Vaccine1st Dose Registration Link3rd Dose
Registration Link (Immunocompromised)
 Booster Dose

Fri 12/3
(9am-4pm)

Building A
Pomona, NY

Moderna Booster

N/A

N/A

Booster Availability - Ages 18+

Wed 12/8
(1pm-4pm)

Mon. 12/27
(1-4pm)

Building A
Pomona, NY

Moderna

First Dose Availability 
Ages 18+

Third Dose Availability (Immunocompromised) - Ages 18+

Booster Availability - scroll down for dates

Ages 18+ 

Tue 12/7
(3pm-7pm)

Tue 12/21
(3pm-7pm)

Building A
Pomona, NY
Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech  First Dose Availability (for 12/21 Only)
Ages 12+
Third Dose Availability (Immunocompromised) - Ages 12+ Booster Availability - Ages 18+

Mon 12/13
(3pm-7pm)

MLK Center Spring Valley, NY Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech  First Dose Availability Ages 5+ Third Dose Availability (Immunocompromised) - Ages 12+ Booster Availability - Ages 18+

Wed 12/15
(3pm-7pm)

Building A
Pomona, NY
Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech First Dose Availability Ages 5-11 only N/A N/A

Sun 12/19
(1pm-3pm)

Palisades Center
West Nyack, NY

Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech

First Dose Availability
Ages 5+

Third Dose Availability (Immunocompromised) - Ages 18+ Booster Availability - Ages 18+

Pre-registration for an appointment is preferred and encouraged for vaccine clinics. At this time, booster and third dose Moderna clinics are by appointment only; no walk-ins.  Click here for Immunocompromised 3rd Dose and Booster eligibility criteria.

IMPORTANT:

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

  • Pre-registration for an appointment is preferred and encouraged to receive a vaccine at the RCDOH clinic in Pomona. At this time, booster and third dose Moderna clinics are by appointment only; no walk-ins. 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 Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech (ages 5+ when noted) 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. 
  • You will be given an appointment for your second dose when you receive your first dose. The Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires you to get a second dose 21 days/3 weeks after your first dose. The Moderna vaccine requires you to get a second dose 28 days/4 weeks after your first dose.
  • Individuals should consult with their primary health care providers about which vaccine is best for their booster dose. If you choose a different vaccine type than the vaccine type you received for your initial vaccine series for your booster dose, according to FDA and CDC guidance, you can select from any FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines. This includes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Make sure to ask your vaccine administrator if you have questions.
  • If you are getting your 2nd, 3rd dose or booster, please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Card. 
  • Click here for Immunocompromised 3rd Dose and Booster eligibility criteria.
  • 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 5+, there are no residency restrictions in New York State, and immigration status is not important. The CDC has recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5 – 11 year-olds. Parents and guardians looking to schedule vaccine appointments for children ages 5 - 11 are encouraged to contact their child's pediatrician, family physician, FQHC, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine for this age group.
  • 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

Rockland County Department of Health does not offer COVID-19 testing.

Quarantine/Isolation

Fully Vaccinated & Exposed to COVID-19 (within 6 feet of a confirmed case for ≥ 15 minutes)

  • 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.  However, you must wear a mask in indoor settings for 14 days. You should get a test within 3-5 days from exposure.
    • If you TEST POSITIVE you MUST ISOLATE for at least 10 days from your test date (possibly longer if symptoms develop).
    • If you TEST NEGATIVE, no quarantine is needed, however, you must continue to wear a mask indoors for 14 days.
  • If you have symptoms you MUST ISOLATE and should get a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.  
    • If you TEST POSITIVE you MUST ISOLATE for at least 10 days after symptom onset, provided that symptoms are improving and you are fever free without medication for 24 hours.
    • If you TEST NEGATIVE, no quarantine is needed, however, you should wear a mask indoors for 14 days (this is for the low chance of false negative results). If suspicion remains high, consider retesting.

Unvaccinated OR Incompletely Vaccinated & Exposed to COVID-19 (within 6 feet of a confirmed case for ≥ 15 minutes)

  • If you were EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19 you MUST QUARANTINE yourself in your home for 10 full days after the exposure (possibly longer if symptoms develop).
  • If you have symptoms you MUST ISOLATE for at least 10 days after symptom onset, provided that symptoms are improving and you are fever free without medication for 24 hours.
  • If you TESTED POSITIVE you MUST ISOLATE for at least 10 days, provided that any symptoms are improving and you are fever free without medication for 24 hours.

For more information on how to Quarantine and Isolate, see attached instructions

Release Letter

Vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized for Emergency Use or FDA-Approved
  • COMIRNATY/Pfizer-BioNTech (ages 5+) is a two dose mRNA vaccine and you will need to return 21 days/3 weeks after your first dose. 
  • Moderna (ages 18+) is a two dose mRNA vaccine and you will need to return 28 days/4 weeks after your first dose.
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (ages 18+) is a single dose adenovirus vaccine.
Third Dose mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
Guidance for Individuals with Signs or Symptoms After Vaccination
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding Frequently Asked Questions Flyers
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Speakers Request Information in English
  • How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work (CDC) English Spanish
  • How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work (CDC) English Spanish
  • Choosing Safer Activities-What You Need to Know if You Are Fully Vaccinated (CDC) English
Videos
NYS Excelsior Pass 
See the links below with a step-by-step instructional guide to answer all your questions on how to use the NYS Excelsior Pass Wallet App:

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

Until you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should continue to follow CDC's public health prevention measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 
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.

We 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.

Our Health Department staff continues to help provide 1st and 2nd dose initial series, immunocompromised 3rd dose, and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible, please consider getting your shot to protect yourself and those around you. To prevent any respiratory illness, it's recommended to continue to follow the CDC’s public health prevention measures, 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, and maintaining 6 feet of distance from people who do not live with you.

Children ages 5 years and older can now get an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone, especially those at the highest risk, from severe illness and death. I urge all eligible school-aged children and adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure a safer holiday season and help keep children from missing day-to-day classroom experiences while protecting the health of students, teachers, staff in our schools, and vulnerable family members.

The RCDOH continues to work tirelessly to educate, vaccinate, monitor, investigate, and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please respond to DOH staff if/when you are contacted regarding a positive COVID-19 test or contact with a positive person. 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.

November 12, 2021