Orange, Rockland counties cancel second dose vaccinations this week

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MID-HUDSON – Orange and Rockland County Governments have cancelled the scheduled clinics on Thursday to provide second vaccinations for residents.

There is one primary reason for it, said County Executive Steven Neuhaus.

“This is the first time since we started that we are not doing any. The weather has impacted it. We have no physical vaccinations that have been delivered to us and we have no tracking numbers as to when they are coming,” he said.

Assuming the vaccines do arrive, second doses will be administered at the Goshen facility next Tuesday along with those originally scheduled for the same date. First vaccinations will be bumped back to the end of the week, Neuhaus said.

He called the state distribution of the vaccines “a disaster.”

In Rockland County, the Department of Health said the second dose clinic scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been rescheduled due to local and national weather indicated snow and ice on its way.

The department also said due to extreme cold weather-related conditions across the country, the shipment of vaccines to be used in Rockland has been delayed in order to protect the integrity of the vaccine to keep everyone safe.

Persons scheduled for their second shot on Thursday, February 18 will receive it on Tuesday, February 23. Those scheduled for Friday, February 19 will receive their second vaccination on Wednesday, February 24.