Ulster County Health Department to offer vaccinations to high schools in the area


Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has announced that anyone between the ages of 12 and 17 who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a participating Distribution Point (POD) will be eligible to participate in a raffle. comes out for one of two two-year scholarships. provided by the SUNY Ulster Foundation.

Ulster County will participate in the New York State Department of Health‘s “Vax to School” initiative by performing POD vaccinations in every high school gymnasium on certain weekends in October and November. In an effort to increase immunization rates among the 12 to 17 year old age group, Ulster County and New York State are making vaccines readily available in a comfortable and convenient setting.

“With schools now fully open, it is essential that we continue to provide access to vaccines to our students in a safe and effective manner,” said Ryan. “I want to thank SUNY Ulster for helping to encourage this program and to all of our school districts for partnering with our health department for this critical effort. Vaccinating all of our residents is the clearest way to safely bring back a sense of normalcy in our community. I encourage all who are eligible to participate.

The dates, times and locations of the pods are:

October 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kingston High School, 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY
October 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wallkill Senior High School, 90 Robinson Dr, Wallkill, NY
October 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saugerties Senior High School, 310 Washington Ave, Saugerties, NY
October 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Rd, Accord, NY
October 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., New Paltz High School, 130 S Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY
October 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Onteora High School 5203, 4166 NY-28, Boiceville, NY
November 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ellenville High School, 28 Maple Ave, Ellenville, NY
November 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Highland High School, 320 Pancake Hollow Rd, Highland, NY
November 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marlboro High School, 50 Cross Rd, Marlboro, NY

Appointments are preferred, but appointments are welcome. Register for an appointment at VaccinateUlster.com.

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