NYS Police in Columbia County Make COVID Vaccine House Calls
As time goes on, we're making more and more progress with COVID-19 vaccinations in and around the Hudson Valley.
Towards the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, when the COVID-19 vaccine first came out, it felt like most American's were scrambling to get their appointment. It was extremely confusing and frustrating trying to figure it all out.
Thankfully, things have been easing up in New York. Governor Cuomo has announced over the last few weeks that those 30 and older can receive vaccines while people 16 and older can start receiving the vaccine starting Tuesday, April 6.
Columbia County is doing what they can to make sure those who can't leave their homes are getting properly vaccinated.
The New York State Police announced on social media that they are administering vaccines. In a Tweet they wrote:
Another way we are working to serve and protect. We partnered with the Columbia County Health Department to administer COVID vaccines to community members not able to travel to a vaccine site. Our EMS trained staff will administer 100 vaccines over the course of a week
The EMS-trained staff through the New York State Police will be vaccinating 100 people throughout the week.
Around the Hudson Valley, there are several locations where you can get vaccinated. The Ulster County Fair Grounds in Ulster, the old JC Penny location at the Poughkeepsie Galleria in Dutchess County as well as pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens are offering appointments.
If you're wondering what to expect once you've gotten on-site, we've broken down the COVID-19 vaccination experience at the SUNY Orange location.
For details about how to get your vaccination appointment, visit your local county's website.
LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions
While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.