Dutchess County Weekly Vaccine Update – This is not an appointment notification

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Dutchess County, NY sent this bulletin at 03/22/2021 01:00 PM EDT

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Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form.Dutchess County Weekly Vaccine Update
March 22, 2021

We continue to make progress with vaccinations in Dutchess County, with thousands happening each week and more than 25 percent of residents (over 76,000) having received at least one vaccine dose.

Dutchess County
This week, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) is slated to receive 2,300 doses of Moderna vaccine from New York State. We will be vaccinating those age 50 and older, individuals with health conditions, and essential workers at our JCPenney and Dover Point of Dispensing (POD) sites by appointment only.

We will also host a pop-up vaccination site in Beacon on Wednesday using additional Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. This pop-up site is also by appointment only. Additional pop-up sites are planned for Pine Plains and Hyde Park in the coming weeks.

We also continue to partner with area primary care providers to vaccinate homebound and medically frail senior citizens.

Dutchess County representatives are contacting eligible individuals for all of the above event appointments.

Eligible individuals are randomly selected via a computer-generated process from the current list of nearly 60,000 people who have completed the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form OR in coordination with essential worker employers.

Representatives from Dutchess County will reach out directly
by phone or email to schedule appointments.

Other Vaccine Allocations in Dutchess County

The following are other vaccine providers scheduled to receive allocations from New York State this week. Contact the individual locations for more information. PLEASE NOTE: Most locations already have waiting lists for appointments. 

Benzer Pharmacy, Amenia – 100 doses
Pine Plains Pharmacy – 100 doses
Price Chopper Pharmacy, South Road, Poughkeepsie – 100 doses

Update regarding Pharmacy vaccines: New York State has updated its guidance and pharmacies can now vaccinate individuals with eligible health conditions in addition to teachers and those ages 50 and older.

Physician’s Offices & Medical Practices
Doctor’s offices will reach out to patients to schedule appointments.
CareMount Medical, Oakwood Campus, Poughkeepsie – 200 doses
CareMount Medical, Merritt Campus, Fishkill – 200 doses
Poughkeepsie Medical Group, Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie – 200 doses
Mid-Hudson Primary Medical Care, West Cedar Street, Poughkeepsie – 100 doses

MidHudson Regional Hospital – 1,200 doses
More detailed information can be found on our website.

Eligibility Update
New York State has announced individuals age 50 and older as well as additional essential workers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including:
Public-facing government and public employees
Nonprofit workers providing public-facing services
Essential, in-person, public-facing building service workers

Reminders You must show proof of your eligibility
Please be prepared to show identification and/or proof of your eligibility as follows:

Phase 1a and 1b:
Driver’s license ORPay stub OREmployer-issued ID

Qualifying underlying health conditions:
You can now self-certify that you qualify for the vaccine due to an underlying health condition by bringing a signed copy of the Dutchess County COVID-19 Vaccine Certification of Elgibility Form OR you can bring a note from your doctor or pharmacist attesting to your eligibility. 

When Will I Get an Appointment?
You are receiving this email because you completed the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form. You will be notified when a vaccination appointment at a Dutchess County-operated POD vaccination site in Poughkeepsie or Dover is available for you. Vaccine supply is still limited and it may be several weeks or months before you are notified for an appointment.

You only need to complete this form ONCE.  If you make a mistake or need to update your information, please resubmit the form; only the most recent submission will be used when selecting individuals.

Those who are 60 and older, or those without Internet access, can call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at 845-486-3555, Option 1, to hear weekly vaccine updates. Then choose Option 2 to be connected with an Office for the Aging representative who can help get you on the notification list. 

Already got your shot?
If you submitted information through our Vaccine Information Request Form, but no longer need to be contacted about COVID-19 vaccination appointments, we’re asking you to please complete our new Opt-Out Form. You will be removed from our notification list so we can more quickly notify others on the list about appointment opportunities. Please do not use this form to update your eligibility for a vaccine! To update information you originally submitted, please re-submit the Vaccine Information Request Form.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to vaccinate residents as quickly as possible. Please continue coronavirus safety measures – wearing a face mask, frequent hand washing and physical distancing – to stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, visit DutchessNY.gov/COVIDvaccine