Greene County surpasses vaccination benchmark

A COVID-19 vaccination is prepared prior to inoculation. Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office

CATSKILL — As of this week, more than 10,000 Greene County residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Greene County Public Health surpassed the milestone during its clinic at Blackthorne Resort in Durham on Monday.

The 10,000 reported vaccine doses were administered in Greene County.

“Yesterday, we vaccinated our 10,000th Greene County resident during our clinic out at Blackthorne,” according to a statement from Greene County Public Health. “We’ve been incredibly busy with our vaccine clinics, and we are planning more clinics for the following weeks. If you haven’t had a chance to receive your vaccine yet, make sure you sign up on our vaccine notification system or keep an eye on our pages for links to the next clinics.”

“Thank you to Greene County Public Health, Emergency Operations, Greene County EMS and all of our Medical Reserve volunteers on reaching the 10,000 vaccine doses administered milestone,” Greene County Legislature Chairman Patrick Linger, R-New Baltimore, said.

The state Health Department COVID-19 online vaccine tracker shows more than 16,000 residents have received at least their first dose. This means about 6,000 got their vaccines from a pharmacy or somewhere else.

The state COVID-19 vaccine data may reflect a lag compared to local health department figures.

Higher vaccination rates mean good news for the local economy, Greene County Economic Development and Planning Director Karl Heck said.

“As more people get the vaccine, the economy should get more back to normal,” he said.

Summer attractions such as Zoom Flume should be able to open this summer, Heck said.

As the vaccination rate increases, residents and visitors will feel more comfortable going to events, Heck said.

To sign up for Greene County’s vaccine notification system, visit https://www.greenegovernment.com/covid-sign-up

The system is designed to expedite the process of getting a vaccine but is not a mechanism to schedule an appointment.

Those without internet access can call 518-822-9600.

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To register for an appointment, visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call the state’s vaccination hotline at 1-833-697-4829.

* Kelly’s Pharmacy - Greenville

https://kellyspharmacyinc.com/covid-19-vaccine?fbclid=IwAR3hy 46B-NYk73ksVQIjXNivVh_nKrXBL4HBXp-j_mynjL-1aFYprYrxV2c

* Wellness Rx - Tannersville

* ShopRite - Hudson

Walmart - Catskill, Hudson

* CVS - Cairo, Hudson, Valatie

* Price Chopper - Catskill, Chatham

* Walgreens - Visit the website and enter your zip code for nearest location

* Hannaford - Visit the website and enter your zipcode for nearest location

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