COVID-19 Update from Health Commissioner Dr. Anil Vaidian


In his latest briefing, Dr. Anil Vaidian, Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health, discusses how New York State’s expansion of its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility today has impacted the limited local availability of the vaccine the state has distributed to Dutchess County.

Dr. Vaidian also explains how the vaccination process will take months to complete — the governor last week, for example, stated vaccinating eligible New Yorkers in Phases 1A and 1B will likely take 14 weeks — while providing several options for local residents to receive updates about the process, including Dutchess County Government’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the County’s free Dutchess Delivery system, which sends updates about specific topics, including COVID-19 and its vaccine, directly to residents’ email inboxes.

He also provides residents with the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, which residents can call to schedule a vaccination appointment.

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