Ulster County to begin administering COVID-19 Boosters on Friday

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KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced Monday that all three COVID-19 booster doses have been approved by the FDA, CDC, and State Department of Health, and that the county will begin to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses, in addition to Pfizer, starting Friday, October 29, at the county Department of Health’s POD (point of dispensing) at the former Best Buy at the Hudson Valley Mall. Appointments are available at VaccinateUlster.com, and walk-ins are welcome.

“Our ability to offer vaccines safely and quickly was an essential part of why Ulster County became a leader in vaccination rates and how we were able to keep our positivity rate down,” Ryan said. “As we enter the winter holiday season, I am encouraging all residents who are eligible to receive their booster shot.”

 

Pfizer and Moderna boosters are recommended for the following people who received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least six months prior:

Ages 65 years and older

Age 18 and older who live in a long-term care setting

Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions

Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings

 

A Johnson & Johnson booster is recommended for anyone 18 and older who is two or more months from having received the vaccine. 

 

For answers to frequently asked questions, to view the upcoming Ulster County Department of Health POD schedule and to make an appointment, visit VaccinateUlster.com.