State-run vaccination site at Ulster fairgrounds set to open Friday

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Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said today that the new state-run Covid-19 vaccination site at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz is tentatively scheduled to open this Friday, March 19.

Hours, again tentative, would be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Appointments when available will be made through the state’s Am I Eligible page.

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“The state-run site will mean a dramatic increase in vaccine availability in Ulster County and that is a big deal,” said Ryan. “It will mean access to lifesaving vaccines to many more residents more rapidly.”

Ryan said the details of the state-run site are “in flux” but he wanted to provide residents with the information he’s been told.

The fairgrounds are located at 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz.

Ryan also discussed the county’s main point of distribution, which is moving from Kingston High School to the former Best Buy location at the Hudson Valley Mall in the town of Ulster. He said the new location offers more parking, better accessibility, and the potential for more doses per day- from 1500 at Kingston High School to 2500 at Best Buy.

To sign up for an appointment, visit vaccinateulster.com.

Ryan said just under 25 percent (44,252) of the county’s population has received at least one dose and 10.5 percent (18,727) have received a full series.

 

There are 2 comments

  1. ELZA C Smith

    HOW IN THE HELL DO I GET A VACCINATION APPOINTMENT IN THE ULSTER COUNTY FAIR GROUND?
    I LIVE IN GARDINER AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND AN APPOINTMENT SITE.

    1. Steve D

      Since this is run by NY state you book it through the NY State “Am I Eligible” website. Use the following URL:

      https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/Public/prescreener

      You have to put in DOB and answer questions on comorbidities (if under age 60) and then it will tell you to pick a site. It should list the ones closest to you first but yesterday the New Paltz one was showing up for me between Niagara Falls and Westchester. So you may have to look around for it.

      There are openings right now for April 4th. Good luck !

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