“Vax to School” partnership launched in Ulster County

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KINGSTON – Anyone in Ulster County between the ages of 12-17 who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a participating POD will be eligible to enter a drawing for one of two two-year scholarships provided by the SUNY Ulster Foundation.

Ulster County will participate in the State Health Department’s “Vax to School” initiative by conducting vaccination PODs in each high school gymnasium on select weekends during October and November. In an effort to increase vaccination rates among the 12-17 age group, Ulster County and the state are making vaccines readily available in a comfortable and convenient setting.

“With schools now fully open, it is essential that we continue to provide access to vaccines for our students in a safe and efficient manner,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “Vaccinating all of our residents is the clearest path to safely bringing back a sense of normalcy to our community. I encourage all of those who are eligible to participate.”

“We encourage all eligible students to take advantage of these opportunities to get vaccinated, as being able to avoid having to quarantine if one is in close contact with a positive case is just one of the many benefits of being vaccinated,” said Dr. Charles Khoury District Superintendent Ulster BOCES.


The dates, times, and locations of the pods are:


  • October 2nd, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Kingston High School, 403 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
  • October 3rd,  10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Wallkill Senior High School, 90 Robinson Dr, Wallkill, NY 12589
  • October 16th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Saugerties Senior High School, 310 Washington Ave, Saugerties, NY 12477
  • October 17th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Rondout Valley High School, 122 Kyserike Rd, Accord, NY 12404
  • October 23rd, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., New Paltz High School, 130 S Putt Corners Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
  • October 24th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Onteora High School 5203, 4166 NY-28, Boiceville, NY 12412
  • November 13th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Ellenville High School, 28 Maple Ave, Ellenville, NY 12428
  • November 14th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Highland High School, 320 Pancake Hollow Rd, Highland, NY 12528
  • November 20th, 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Marlboro High School, 50 Cross Rd, Marlboro, NY 12542


Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins welcome.  Register for an appointment at VaccinateUlster.com.