WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Monday that 80 percent of adult county residents (18+) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That vaccination rate equates to 653,829 people vaccinated out of a total population of 967,612 in Westchester.
The county continues to outpace the national vaccination rate for adults, as well as over-performing vaccination rates in neighboring Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Ulster, Bronx and Suffolk counties.
“The vaccine has proven month after month to protect the people that we serve, with positive cases on a general downward trend along with hospitalizations and deaths,” said Latimer. “We have a long way to go and COVID is not yet behind us, but these vaccination statistics are proof that we are moving forward, we are united, and we will be stronger because of it.”
Since the COVID-19 vaccine first became available to Westchester’s residents, the county set the stage with a marketing campaign to get the public vaccinated and keep them informed.
The county successfully ran vaccine distribution centers at the Westchester County Center, Westchester Community College, and the Health Department clinics in Yonkers and White Plains. The county also worked to create pop-up vaccination sites across Westchester, to ensure that the largest number of people had access to the vaccine.