SULLIVAN COUNTY PRESS RELEASE UPDATE

Sullivan County Public Health Services receives COVID-19 vaccine

Those aged 65+ can register to get first dose

Posted 1/20/21

LIBERTY, NY — A little over two hours after sending out a notice on January 20 that COVID-19 vaccines were available to those age 65 and over, all available appointments were taken.

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SULLIVAN COUNTY PRESS RELEASE UPDATE

Sullivan County Public Health Services receives COVID-19 vaccine

Those aged 65+ can register to get first dose

Posted

LIBERTY, NY — A little over two hours after sending out a notice on January 20 that COVID-19 vaccines were available to those age 65 and over, all available appointments were taken.

The clinics are scheduled over four days, January 22, 25, 26 and 27.

"As vaccines become available again, we will send out new notices," Sullivan County Communications Director Dan Hust wrote in an email sent Wednesday evening.

“We have received 800 doses of the vaccine,” said public health director Nancy McGraw, “600 of which are required by the state to be given to people 65+. The other 200 are reserved for essential workers, which includes police, firefighters, teachers, etc.”

“County health departments are playing a key role in the fight against the coronavirus in New York,” said McGraw. “We applaud recent efforts by the Cuomo administration to rely more heavily on county health departments amid a slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.”  

The county’s dashboard for updates on the number of active cases locally can be found at https://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/Coronavirus.

Vaccine info is also available at 833/NYS-4-VAX (833/697-4829).

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