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COVID Vaccine Update – January 15, 2021

DATE: January 15, 2021 ELIGIBLE GROUPS: 1a and 1b ‚Äč. More info here: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine VACCINE APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY: Putnam County does not have vaccine availability at this time. NYS vaccination sites may have changing availability. To check for appointments at a NYS vaccination site, please click¬†here or visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ When a Putnam County DOH Point of […]

COVID Vaccine Availability Update ‚Äď January 13, 2021

DATE: January 13, 2021 ELIGIBLE GROUPS: 1a and 1b ‚Äčwho live or work in Putnam County. More info here:¬†https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine VACCINE APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY: Putnam County has been directed by New York State to vaccinate specific groups eligible in phase 1b:¬†P-12 teachers, police and firefighters. We have a closed POD scheduled for those individuals on Thursday. The […]

COVID Vaccine Availability Update – January 11, 2021

DATE: January 11, 2021 ELIGIBLE GROUPS: 1a and 1b¬†¬†‚Äč(more info here:¬†https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine) for people who live or work in Putnam County VACCINE APPOINTMENT AVAILABILITY:¬†PCDOH does not have appointment availability at this time.¬†We anticipate a closed POD to be scheduled this week for specific portions of those eligible under phase 1b. As soon as the Putnam County […]

COVID19 Vaccine Clinic for Phase 1A on Monday, January 11

The Health Department is offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, January 11 from 12 noon until 3 pm for those eligible during Phase 1A who live or work in Putnam County at the Carmel Friendship Center, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel. Availability is limited and preregistration is required. NO WALK-INS allowed. You must bring […]

Putnam County Planning for COVID Vaccine Roll-Out

Earlier this month New York State¬†named¬†Westchester Medical Center¬†(WMC)¬†as the vaccination¬†hub¬†for the Mid-Hudson region.¬†WMC¬†has¬†now¬†tapped local officials¬†throughout the¬†region¬†to assist with vaccine distribution as quickly and efficiently as possible.¬† ‚ÄúPutnam County¬†has¬†taken prompt action to support¬†the hub,‚ÄĚ says County Executive¬†MaryEllen¬†Odell.¬†‚ÄúWe have¬†identified¬†representatives¬†that work with¬†under-served¬†populations¬†to¬†serve on a regional task force for vaccine implementation.¬†Each of our neighboring¬†counties¬†will¬†advise the¬†hub on¬†local¬†implementation‚ÄĒthis regional¬†collaboration is the […]

Health Department Advises on COVID Question: Treat at Home or in Hospital?

BREWSTER, NY‚ÄĒAs Putnam County residents are set to celebrate the holidays, a resurgence of COVID sets a challenging backdrop. A key consideration for residents experiencing COVID-like symptoms, which can be either mild or severe, is determining whether they can be treated at home or they need emergency care. The Putnam County Executive and the Department […]

COVID Update – November 13

COVID cases are substantially increasing across the country, and Putnam is no different. According to NYSDOH data, as of 11/12 the 7-day average positivity rate in Putnam county is 4.2%. This is the fourth day above 3.5%. If positivity rates continue to stay above 3.5% for ten days, Putnam will be designated a yellow zone […]

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Set for November 7th

Attention Putnam Residents! Bring your dogs, cats, and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 7th from 10am-12pm. Sponsored by the Putnam County Department of Health, the clinic is being held at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park (Upper Park), 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel, and is open to all Putnam County residents. […]

Local Rise in COVID Cases

Last week, we saw an increase in new COVID-19 cases in Putnam County. Along with the alarming increases in Orange and Rockland Counties in our region, we need to be aware and double-down on our efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus: Only go out when necessary. Wear your mask when you must […]