latimer covid news conference

We listened to County Executive George Latimer’s February 16 news conference for updates on the Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination sites. Here’s what we learned.

In addition to the state-run Westchester County Center vaccination site, where 47,212 first and second doses have been administered, two county-run locations are also in operation: at Westchester Community College and at White Plains Health Clinic.

Latimer acknowledged the frustration about being able to sign-up for a vaccine, saying the county is still waiting for a rapid increase in doses, as determined by the federal government. He did note that as more people are vaccinated, a subsequent drop in infection numbers is expected.

Additionally, he said the number of vaccines received by the state and the county should jump dramatically as we head into spring, due to (1) new product (other pharmaceutical companies) coming to market and (2) better weather conditions, allowing for the reliable transport of vaccines.

For people who have appointments at the County Center, Latimer advised NOT to come early for their scheduled appointments. People will be seen at their reserved time and arriving early simply means you’ll be waiting on line outside.

Vaccination focus is now on schools, getting teachers in the largest school districts vaccinated so they can safely go back to work. The county requested 4,000 doses to vaccinate teachers. Thus far, they’ve received 1,100.

You can call 1-833-697-4829 to schedule your vaccine at one of the New York State sites. Once on the line, ages 75 and older will be directed to a separate extension; all others are asked to remain on the line for sign up.

In addition to signing up for vaccines via the New York State portal https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/, you can try the links below for vaccine availability and appointments:

Rite Aid: https://sr.reportsonline.com/sr/riteaid/NYS2021

Wegmanshttps://www.wegmans.com/pharmacy/

ACME Pharmacy https://www.acmemarkets.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html

CVS: Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: 800-746-7287. As of the date of this post, there were NO CVS locations in Westchester offering the vaccine.

Walgreens  https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19

Rite Aid #01852     1107 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 (914) 737-0154

ACME Pharmacy #2411   100 Triangle Ctr Yorktown Heights, NY 10598          (914) 455-3820

Rite Aid #10547     196 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530    (914) 725-8890

 LE-MAC Pharmacy Inc      623 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705   (914) 965-6100

Rye Beach Pharmacy, Inc            464 Forest Ave, Rye, NY 10580  (914) 967-0856

Save Mor Drugs     175 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520 (914) 271-2900

GSP Long Term Care Inc  1567 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710    (800) 547-2779

ValuePlus Pharmacy         485 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710 (914) 961-1185

Trotta’S West Street Pharmacy Inc     15 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528  (914) 835-1125

Larchmont Pharmacy LLC           2141 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538        (914) 341-1900

HealthSmart Pharmacy   203 Main St, Ossining, NY 10562         (914) 923-3000

Taconic Pharmacy Inc      3659 Lee Blvd, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535     (914) 245-3334

Grassy Sprain Pharmacy Inc       640 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710 (914) 779-5133

New Rochelle Prescription Center 551 Main Street, New Rochelle NY 10801 (914) 636-2225

Ahma Rx  35 Valley Avenue, Elmsford NY 10523 (914) 840-5027

Stop & Shop 25 Waterfront Place, Port Chester NY (914) 937-7318

Value Drug East 1 Tuckahoe Avenue, Eastchester NY (914) 771-5640

Sun River Health 502 S Broadway #210, Yonkers NY 10705 (914) 965-9771

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