Almost a third of Westchester County residents have now been vaccinated, with 150,000 receiving both doses and 289,000 at least one dose. At his weekly briefing on Monday March 22, County Executive George Latimer also reported that the active case count in Westchester is at 5,036 and 256 are now in the hospital due to COVID. A total of 2,168 have died due to the virus, with 22 last week. Latimer said the number of COVID cases is coming down steadily, but not dropping dramatically.
In other vaccine news, New York State has now cleared the way for those 50 or older to be vaccinated. In addition people of any age who have a co-morbidity can schedule a vaccination appointment. The state has authorized pharmacies to vaccinate people with co-morbidities, expanding the available vaccination sites.
Last, senior citizens and anyone who is disabled can get a free ride to and from their vaccination appointment from Westchester Paratransit. In order to schedule a ride, call (914) 995-7272 at least 24 hours before your appointment.