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Westchester County COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation, CE Latimer Briefing & More

This week, Westchester is set to receive 6,700 more doses, which will be distributed across the county based on need and risk. Those vaccines are then administered to those eligible, which includes residents over the age of 75, healthcare workers, essential workers, residents, and employees at nursing homes.

In week six, vaccines are being allocated in Westchester to:

  • Westchester County Department of Health: 1,900 doses;
  • Rite Aid on Main Street in Peekskill: 1,000;
  • Rite Aid on East Hartsdale Avenue in Hartsdale: 1,000;
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital: 600;
  • ACME Pharmacy at the Triangle Center in Yorktown Heights: 100;
  • LeMac Pharmacy in Yonkers: 200;
  • Rye Beach Pharmacy: 200;
  • Save More Drugs in Croton-on-Hudson: 200;
  • GSP Longterm Care: 200;
  • ValuePlus Pharmacy: 200;
  • Trotta’s West Street Pharmacy: 200;
  • Larchmont Pharmacy: 200;
  • HealthSmart Pharmacy: 200;
  • Taconic Pharmacy: 200;
  • Grassy Sprain Pharmacy: 200.

In the Hudson Valley, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that just 84 percent of the vaccines allocated to the region have been used, the third-lowest percentage in the state.

“We’ve tried to purchase our own, but Pfizer and Moderna are operating under something called an Emergency Authorization Use, which does not allow them to sell it. They cannot sell directly to the state of New York, so the supply comes from the federal government. We see some of the lower performing areas and we have to do better,” he added. People are in desperate demand for the vaccine, so we want to make sure that as soon as we’re getting it, we’re getting it out.” 

New York State will distribute the vaccine in phases based on need and risk. The State also develops the program for distribution and authorizes the vaccination sites.

Prior to setting up an appointment, you should determine your eligibility for the vaccination. Remember that an appointment is required. If you visit a location without an appointment, you will not receive a vaccination.


32 CVS Pharmacies In NY To Give Out COVID 19 Vaccine

CVS Pharmacy, the national chain owned by CVS Health and headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has announced that it would begin offering Covid-19 vaccinations at 32 locations in New York state on Feb. 11 and plans to expand the number of sites in Connecticut where vaccinations are administered. The CVS Pharmacy in Eastchester located at 375 White Plains Road, South Of Mill Rd is the only one of NY’s 32 locations offering the Covid-19 Vaccination in Westchester County.

The company said it anticipated that Feb. 9 would be the date it will begin making  appointments available for vaccinations in New York and at additional Connecticut locations through its website cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine.

Expansion of vaccinations into New York is part of an initial 11-state rollout that includes approximately 335 CVS pharmacies. The chain reported in 2019 that it had a total of 9,941 stores.


Six new pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites are being set up in the Hudson Valley this week to provide first doses to thousands of New Yorkers.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that 35 community-based pop-up vaccination sites will be coming online this week at churches, community centers, public housing complexes, and cultural centers across the state to “bolster the state’s commitment to ensuring fairness and equity in the vaccine distribution process.”

In the Hudson Valley, pop-up vaccination sites are being set up at: 

  • Grace Baptist Church on South 6th Avenue in Mount Vernon;
  • Nodine Hill Community Center on Fillmore Street in Yonkers;
  • Beulah Baptist Church on Catharine Street in Poughkeepsie;
  • MLK Center on Bethune Boulevard in Spring Valley;
  • Newburgh Armory Unity Center on South Williams Street in Newburgh;
  • Kiley Youth Center on Main Street in Peekskill.

All sites are by appointment only.

In total, the 35 sites are expected to vaccinate more than 25,000 people this week, with additional sites expected to open up in the coming weeks.

According to Cuomo, since Jan. 15, nearly 9,000 New Yorkers have received a COVID-19 dose at community-based pop-up sites. Vaccination sites are planned for all 33 NYCHA Senior Housing Developments, and at more than 300 churches and cultural centers that volunteered to house the sites.

“COVID brought the ugly truth of inequity and inequality in this country to a tipping point,” Cuomo said. “COVID has killed Black and Latino New Yorkers at a higher rate and that is why these community-based sites are one of New York’s vaccine priorities.

“More than 9,000 New Yorkers have been vaccinated through this effort and by making the vaccine accessible and delivered by trusted community partners, we can address the skepticism and bring this life-saving vaccine to those who need it most,” the governor added. “The light at the end of the tunnel is bright and getting brighter with each new location and each shot administered.”


Westchester County Executive George Latimer held a COVID 19 Briefing, Wednesday, February 3rd (see video below)


WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – February 3, 2021
At this time, per the New York State Department of Health, the Westchester County Department of Health must prioritize essential workers in the 1b category for vaccination. We are working directly with the agencies that employ these individuals to arrange for vaccination of these workers. When appointments are available for the general public, we will post registration information here. Please be advised that pharmacies receive vaccine allocation for and are to prioritize individuals that are 65+. New York State mass vaccination sites receive allocation for and are to also prioritize 65+ and essential workers in the 1b category.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For the most current information, orders, tools and documents, visit our Coronavirus Page. Information and guidance about COVID-19 for health care providers can be found on our Physician’s Corner.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been identified as a contact, you will get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993). Because the disease can be transmitted without symptoms, speaking with people who test positive and notifying people about a possible exposure is critical to stop the spread. So, if you get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993), please answer the phone so we can keep NY and Westchester moving forward and stop the spread of COVID-19.

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