Public Health Director Karen Holden state: “If you don’t have health insurance, or have a health plan that does not cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccines, you may still be able to get a free vaccine from pharmacies participating in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program,” she adds. “But you’ll need to confirm that directly with the pharmacy.”
The updated vaccines were created to more closely target strains of coronavirus that are currently being seen. These vaccines significantly reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19 complications and hospitalization, ultimately protecting against avoidable severe illness or death.
According to the CDC, it is safe and acceptable to receive multiple immunizations, such as the COVID-19 and flu vaccines, during the same vaccination appointment.
Where to Find a COVID Shot
It’s always best to check with your healthcare provider to see if they will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine, but if not, these pharmacies have confirmed to Public Health that they are offering or have ordered the COVID shot:
- K&K Pharmacy, Liberty, 845-292-3430
- The Medicine Shoppe, Liberty, 845-292-8200
- Walgreens, Liberty, 845-292-4114
- Walgreens, Monticello, 845-791-1301
- Rock Hill Pharmacy, Rock Hill, 845-791-1515
- Shoprite Pharmacy, Monticello, 845-794-0237
- Walmart Pharmacy, Monticello, 845-796-7200
Public Health itself is not currently offering or administering the vaccine, due to the need to bill (rather than offering it for free, as was made possible by Federal and State authorities during the pandemic).