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Rockland-Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Ages 12+ Wednesday, May 19th at the Health Department

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NEW CITY, NY – The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces 1st dose appointments are available for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Anyone age 12 and older, can visit the COVID-19 webpage (http://rcklnd.us/covid19) to schedule their appointment. Appointments are encouraged but not necessary. Walk-ins are welcome and will be registered on-site.

If you do not have access to a computer and need assistance in scheduling the COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the RCDOH, call the Rockland County COVID Call Center at 845-238-1956 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday (except holidays).

The current recommendation is to get your second dose at the same place where you got your first shot. You will be given an appointment for your second dose when you receive your first dose. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires you to get a second dose 21 days/3 weeks after your first dose. If it is not possible for you to return on the date you are given call the Rockland County COVID Call Center at 845-238-1956 to reschedule your appointment.

Any 12–17-year-old receiving the vaccine must arrive with a parent or guardian who will sign a consent form. The parent or guardian must show some form of personal identification such as a driver’s license. If you have health insurance, please bring your benefit card with you. The vaccine is free; however, the health department can collect an administrative fee from insurance plans.

“The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine uses mRNA technology which continues to prove to be safe and effective for individuals 12+. This vaccine is an important public health tool that protects people from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and may also help those around you,” said County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert.

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Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act

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Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement:

“Today is an historic day for our nation, and for the great people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to the leadership of progressives—who insisted on passing not just the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but also the larger Build Back Better Act—the House passed the most significant investment in our nation and our people in more than half a century.

The bill will guarantee that high-quality child care is affordable for every family in America; save the planet from climate catastrophe while creating millions of good-paying, union jobs; expand Medicare to include hearing; continue to cut child poverty in half through an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; make an historic investment in housing affordability; lift the cap on the State and Local Tax deduction that has unjustly burdened working families in Westchester and Rockland; and so much more.

I’m especially proud that this bill contains key provisions that I led the fight to secure: universal child care and an increase in the SALT deduction cap to $80,000.

This victory is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which I’m proud to be a Deputy Whip, and which held the line throughout this process to ensure we passed a bill that meets this unprecedented moment of overlapping crises.

We in the House have done our job, and now our colleagues in the Senate must do theirs. I look forward to President Biden making good on his promise to secure 51 votes for the Build Back Better Act in the Senate expeditiously so we can get this bill onto his desk and begin delivering the change people in Westchester, Rockland, and across America need and deserve. The American people are counting on us to deliver, and we must do so without delay.”

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale.

 

After a referendum, residents of South Nyack voted to disband and join the Town of Orangetown.

This article will be updated when a price is listed for the Village Hall.

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