30 Mar 20210 Comments
As of April 1, 2021, 20.8% of Westchester County residents had completed the Covid-19 vaccine series, with 34.6% (or 334,788 out of a total county population of 967,612) residents having had at least one dose.
So we were informed by County Executive George Latimer, who went on to say, “We are moving in the right direction.”
Latimer also gave thanks to WMC (Westchester Medical Center) who is continuing the hard work of testing. WMC has tested 1,390 people across 12 sites since December 10 of last year.
Effective March 23, 2021, ages 50 and older will be eligible for the vaccine and can begin signing up to receive it. They, along with other eligible county residents, can go to the New York State portal https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ to sign up. To access other vaccination sites, including pharmacies, go to this directory by county and town.
Local pharmacies, listed in the above linked directory, are now vaccinating New Yorkers with underlying health conditions (previously, they needed to use one of the NY State sites).
Governor Cuomo also rang a note of optimism in his daily briefing, saying that, ” We continue to kick vaccinations into overdrive throughout the state by expanding eligibility, establishing new vaccination sites and opening up eligibility to providers to reach new populations. New York’s distribution network is ready to handle an expected increase in supply, and we’re excited to expand eligibility even further as we move to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, limited supply from the federal government means that New Yorkers should remain patient.”
And good news for Westchester County residents ages 65 and older and people with disabilities when it comes to transportation to and from vaccination locations; the County’s ParaTransit system is now providing FREE transportation. To make a reservation to get to your vaccination site, call 914-995-7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org