New York State will establish an additional state-run mass vaccination site in Rockland County at Rockland Community College’s Eugene Levy Fieldhouse to further grow New York’s vast distribution network. The site is in development and is expected to open Thursday, April 1 with appointments opening at 8 am Tuesday, March 30. Hours of operation for the Rockland Community College site are 8 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.
Appointments can be made here: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
“The opening of Rockland Community College as a mass vaccination site will have an immediate impact on our county as we continue to grapple with one of the highest infection rates in New York State. I appreciate all of our residents and the local elected officials who spoke out in support of our efforts of opening a mass vaccination site and I thank the Governor and his staff for listening to our concerns and stepping up to help protect the people of Rockland. We are making progress in our battle against this disease and with the increased availability of vaccine through this site we expect a significant benefit to local residents. I encourage Rocklanders to take advantage of this opportunity to get vaccinated right here in their home county; we spent months fighting for this site and now we must put it to use,” said Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
“I am grateful that Rockland County will finally be home to a state-run mass vaccination center. After months of lobbying the State Department of Health and the Governor’s office, and introducing legislation to make it happen, New York has finally decided to put a state-run mass-vaccination site in Rockland, at Rockland Community College. This long overdue decision will have a tremendous positive impact on ensuring equal access to the COVID vaccine for Rockland residents. I urge all eligible Rocklanders to sign up for a vaccine appointment as soon as possible so we can finally put this pandemic behind us,” said Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick.
“Rockland County has been an epicenter of this pandemic with some of the highest infection and death rates. Without access to a large, centralized center, we’ve seen significant gaps in vaccination rates that has allowed the virus to continue to rage on. This vaccine center will help us secure an appointment for folks that have been unable to travel or navigate the system and ensure the vaccine gets to every corner of the County. Hopefully this center is the tool we need to start to come out of this health crisis and build back our community,” said Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski.