CLARKSTOWN – Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann and the other Rockland supervisors, and County Executive Ed Day partnered with the Archdiocese of New York, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Albertus Magnus High School, Monday, to promote the vaccination of young adults,16 and up.
Hoehmann urged all students 16 and older to get vaccinated.
“It is so important that everyone get out and get vaccinated now that the numbers and the age have been significantly reduced. We want everybody to get vaccinated to make sure that we eradicate this and get back to normal as quickly as we possibly can,” he said.
Local governments are working together to get more Rockland County residents vaccinated. Approximately 100,000 residents have received both shots and 135,000 residents have received at least one vaccination out of a total population of approximately 326,000.
Therefore, 41.4 percent of the county’s population has had at least one vaccination. County officials note that equally important to note is that there is an ineligible population of approximately 70,000 children out of the total population of 326,000.
The first 10 Albertus Magnus students vaccinated Monday were declared the Vaccine Ambassadors of Rockland County.