Public Service Announcement for OCDOH Re: COVID-19 Vaccines

This is a Public Service Announcement for the OC Department of Health regarding vaccines. 

The following information comes from the Orange County Department of Health:

To provide COVID-19  information in a timely and uniform manner, the Department of Health is requesting that you provide the following link out to the public, or directly assist them with form submission The link will allow eligible residents who live or work in Orange County to sign up to receive information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. This will help all of our residents to equitably receive updates on the vaccine distribution as it is made available to the Orange County Health Department.

For residents that do not have access to a computer and require assistance, please call the Orange County Office for the Aging at 845-615-3700.

Please note: to underscore the scarcity of vaccine among providers in our area, according to NYSDOH, as of January 25th, there were 148 “enrolled” COVID-19 vaccine providers locally, of them only 10 are “approved” by the New York State Department of Health (thus far). Of those ten, only five are currently receiving vaccine allocations and are administering vaccines on a weekly basis. 

We understand these are very confusing times and there is a lot of conflicting information circulating. If we can collectively work together to have residents sign up in this same alert system in Orange County, it will hopefully clear up some of the confusion, and avoid delaying the much needed, timely vaccination for our eligible community members. Please share this link and information with anyone that your department serves.