December 6: County Executive George Latimer Gives Westchester Weekly Update
President and CEO of White Plains Hospital Susan Fox joined Latimer to provide an update on COVID at the Hospital and share how Hospitals are continuously working to stay prepared to provide care for our community
View full briefing here: https://youtu.be/MdOlvoIuT1A
WESTCHESTER COUNTY LAUNCHES COVID-19 “GET BOOSTED” CAMPAIGN
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE OR YOUR BOOSTER SHOT
Help Westchester County Kick COVID to the Curb – Get Vaccinated Today!
If you have not yet gotten your COVID-19 vaccine or your booster shot, it’s not too late! The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and it is highly effective at reducing the spread of the virus. To stress the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot, Westchester County is launching a “Get Boosted Campaign.”
The campaign will consist of a video Public Service Announcement to be released later this week, a social media campaign highlighting the necessity of “getting boosted” and a paid advertising campaign. The goal of this campaign is to reach as many Westchester residents as possible through a variety of mediums to underscore the importance of getting your COVID-19 booster shot.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “We want Westchester County to emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, and getting your vaccine or booster is more important now than ever with the Omicron Variant making its way into our region. One thing that we do know is that the vaccinations are working, and it is the best way to help prevent the spread of this disease. We know that nearly all of Westchester County’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and we appreciate everyone doing their part to keep our communities healthy and safe. But – if you have not yet gotten the vaccine or your booster, please make an appointment to do so. Help us turn the corner on this deadly disease.”
Westchester County is hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinics at locations throughout the County. Visit the County Health Department Website to schedule an appointment today.
The Department of Health is holding vaccine booster clinics for eligible individuals by appointment only, at 134 Court Street in White Plains. Schedule a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson Booster shot HERE.
The New York State Vaccination Clinic for anyone ages five and up has moved from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. Appointments are required. Make an appointment HERE.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and everyone five years of age and older is eligible to receive it. To locate pharmacies and other community sites offering the COVID-19 vaccine, use the Vaccine Finder Tool.
Westchester County, in partnership with New York State, has established an in-home vaccination program to help those who are homebound due to physical limitations, cognitive impairment or other chronic conditions, a lack of transportation, and/or visual impairments, and who do not have access to supports that may help them physically go to an existing vaccination provider. Find out more about the in-home vaccination program HERE.