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'We can stop people from dying' - Rockland County executive frustrated over lack of mass vaccination sites

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that 10 more mass vaccination sites will be opening in the state Friday - but one county says it's still waiting for one.

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2021, 2:27 AM

Updated 1,189 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that 10 more mass vaccination sites will be opening in the state Friday - but one county says it's still waiting for one.
The new Hudson Valley sites are SUNY Orange in Middletown and the Ulster Fairgrounds in New Paltz. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will give out 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day, who has been calling for a mass vaccination site for months, says the area is at or near the top in both infection rate and death rate due to COVID-19.
"My God, what the hell... we can stop people from dying," he says.
Rockland residents can use other state vaccination sites, but Day says that he's ready to have Rockland County Community College up and running in a day if he has the approval.


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