Rockland receives reports from state about how much vaccine is in county after waiting weeks

Vaccine shipments to the county are also still fluctuating, receiving only 900 doses this week: a total of 700 for essential workers and 200 for people with special needs.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2021, 11:04 PM

Updated 1,227 days ago

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Rockland is finally receiving reports from the state about how much vaccine is in the county after eight weeks.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the Office for the Aging receives 900 calls an hour from seniors desperately searching for the vaccine
OFA is compiling a waiting list that is 6,500 names long.
This doesn't include other eligible groups flooding calls to the county and other municipalities.
Before the list from the state, officials had no idea where to direct people. The list is still missing pop-up vaccination sites, including one in Spring Valley. The MLK Center will be administering vaccines Friday and Saturday.
"That's where it's so important, that there's a collaborative collective approach from Albany down to the counties," says Day.
Vaccine shipments to the county are also still fluctuating, receiving only 900 doses this week: a total of 700 for essential workers and 200 for people with special needs.
Day tells News 12 that Rockland County received its highest number of doses to date.
"We're going to have to argue, quarrel and fight for our own people but we have seen a bit of an uptick this week," he says,


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