VALHALLA – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) administered its 25,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, a New York State mass vaccination site. The recipient of the milestone vaccine was Timothy Hargreaves, 37, of Peekskill.
The Ulster County Fairgrounds milestone came as WMCHealth celebrated another achievement: 1 million COVID-19 vaccination doses coordinated to vaccination sites throughout Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties. Vaccination efforts at the Ulster County Fairgrounds contributed to that million-mark achievement.
WMCHealth has been collaborating with New York State and Ulster County since vaccination operations began at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in March. WMCHealth workforce members from HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and WMCHealth flagship Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla are working in tandem with hundreds of volunteers to ensure all those eligible to receive the vaccine do so in a safe and efficient manner.
As the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of the New York State Regional Vaccine Network, WMCHealth is leading the Hudson Valley’s largest-ever collaboration of healthcare providers and logistics effort to ensure the safe, equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties. In addition, WMCHealth launched the 75-member Health Equity Task Force, with members meeting weekly to identify vaccine access and distribution barriers and develop solutions to remove them, particularly impediments that affect underserved communities.
Vaccine Eligibility and Access
For more information about eligibility and mass vaccination sites please visit: Am-I-Eligible.COVID19Vaccine.Health.NY.gov or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).
WMCHealth created an interactive directory to assist Hudson Valley residents with accessing COVID-19 vaccinations, the only resource of this type available in the region. The map is available as part of the WMCHealth online resource https://COVIDInfo.WMCHealth.org/Vaccination, which includes a wide variety of information about vaccine eligibility, safety and efficacy, as well as COVID care and treatments.