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Date Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Westchester Medical Center to Host New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Beginning November 19

State Vaccination Efforts for Ages 12+ Transitioning from Westchester County Center; Vaccines for Ages 5-11 Now Available

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 18, 2021) – New York State COVID-19 vaccination efforts for ages 12 and older will transition from the Westchester County Center to Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), beginning Friday, November 19.  Also, vaccination for children ages 5 to 11 is available at WMCHealth’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.  Both Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital are located at 100 Woods Road in Valhalla.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 12 and Older
Vaccines for ages 12 and older will be administered in the Taylor Pavilion on the campus of Westchester Medical Center Mondays-Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Appointments are necessary, which community members can schedule online at Am-I-Eligible.COVID19Vaccine.Health.NY.gov. Westchester Medical Center will administer first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, Pfizer booster doses* for those who are eligible and Johnson & Johnson vaccination and boosters.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11

Experts in pediatric medicine will administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Mondays-Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vaccines are also available for children ages 5-11 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern Mondays-Fridays and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Appointments are encouraged and parents/guardians can schedule an appointment online at Am-I-Eligible.COVID19Vaccine.Health.NY.gov.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children and a child’s proof of age is required.

WMCHealth workforce members at the Westchester County Center mass vaccination site in May. Total dose administration at the County Center will be more 347,000 when the site closes November 18. 

Influenza Vaccines Also Available
In addition to COVID-19 vaccines for children and adults, Westchester Medical Center is also offering the convenience of drive-thru influenza vaccines every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment at Westchester Medical Center’s drive-thru testing and vaccination center, those seeking an influenza vaccine should call 914.202.4530.

WMCHealth: An Integral Player in Vaccine Distribution and Administration
WMCHealth has played an integral role in the distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines in the Hudson Valley.  

New York State selected WMCHealth to work with hundreds of hospitals, healthcare organizations, community associations and others to ensure the equitable and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. To date, with WMCHealth’s oversight more than 2.5 million doses were distributed throughout the region

WMCHealth was also instrumental in the successful operation of state-run mass vaccination centers in the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Ulster.  WMCHealth workforce members helped construct the sites, manage public flow and administer over 530,000 vaccine doses across the four vaccination centers.

When COVID-19 vaccine operations at the Westchester County Center end November 18, WMCHealth will have been the clinical partner in the administration of more than 347,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Westchester County Center. 


About Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 415-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services – Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants, Comprehensive Stroke Center and more - found nowhere else in the region.  Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 2.4 million people. To learn more about Westchester Medical Center and the vital services it provides to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond, visit WestchesterMedicalCenter.org or follow Westchester Medical Center at Facebook.com/WestchesterMedicalCenter or Twitter.com/WestchesterMed.

 

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The network has Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.

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The distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines has been a historic and complex undertaking. Hundreds of community partners have been involved in the effort, and press members interested in speaking WMCHealth and community representatives regarding the effort can contact us to schedule discussions.

 

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*Pfizer booster doses are available for eligible community members with completed Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series as well as the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccine.