To meet numerous public requests to be notified of upcoming vaccination clinics, Sullivan County Public Health Services, in collaboration with the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Emergency Community Assistance Center (ECAC), today launched an online signup form open to local and regional residents.
LIBERTY, NY — To meet numerous public requests to be notified of upcoming vaccination clinics, Sullivan County Public Health Services, in collaboration with the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Emergency Community Assistance Center (ECAC), today launched an online signup form open to local and regional residents.
“Our offices have received hundreds of calls from people seeking the COVID-19 vaccine,” confirmed public health director Nancy McGraw. “The amount has overwhelmed our staff, and since most callers are simply asking when an upcoming clinic will be available, our amazing coworkers at ITS have rapidly developed a notification system to do just that.”
Anyone interested in being notified of upcoming public health-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics can sign up on the county’s vaccine information page: https://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/COVIDvaccines. Near the top of that page is a form that requests the interested person’s name, date of birth, county of residence and email address (or phone number, if the person does not have an email address or would prefer to be contacted by phone). It also asks if the person is an essential worker (as defined by the State) and has any health conditions that put them at high risk with COVID-19 complications. (Answering yes or no to those questions will not affect the notification process.)
“Anyone who signs up will receive notifications listing the date, location and registration link for upcoming county-run clinics, as they become open to registration. These notifications will continue until Public Health confirms they have successfully received their first dose of vaccine,” said McGraw. “Considering the currently severe limitation of available COVID-19 vaccine, they may receive notifications for quite some time, but our expectation is that most people will find that very useful as the rollout continues.”
It is important to note:
Those who are unable to fill out the notification form online can contact our ECAC staff, who can help them complete the form over the phone at 845/807-0925.
For more information, visit https://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/COVIDvaccines.
A recorded voice message with the latest updates is also available at 845/513-2268.
The county’s dashboard for updates on the number of active cases locally can be found at https://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/Coronavirus
Vaccine info is also available at 833/NYS-4-VAX (833/697-4829).