County Executive Ryan announces that the Health Department has put out a call to recruit more volunteers to ensure as many residents can be vaccinated in a rapid and safe manner
Medical and non-medical volunteers will be provided a stipend
KINGSTON, N.Y. - County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that the Ulster County Department of Health is now actively seeking medical professionals and non-medical volunteers to assist residents at the recently expanded County-run vaccination POD. From greeters, observers, to scheduling second-dose appointments, Ulster County has a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer and serve your community at this critical moment. Additionally, Ulster County is providing a stipend for medical and non-medical assistance.
“As we build out our vaccine capacity to serve our residents, we are also going to continue to need volunteers with medical and non-backgrounds to step up and serve our community,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “From Day One of the pandemic, I have been so proud of the resiliency and generosity of the people of Ulster County, and I am confident that members of our community will once again step up to assist us at this critical moment.”
This week, Ulster County shifted its main vaccination location from the Kate Walton Field House to the Hudson Valley Mall. The move will allow for up to 2,500 doses per day to be administered and will offer 300 parking spots for residents. Residents looking for an appointment can join the waiting list by visiting vaccinateulster.com or call 845-443-8888.
Additionally, in response to a request from County Executive Ryan to open a state-site in Ulster County, New York State has announced that a state-run mass vaccination site will open at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in the Town of New Paltz on Friday. Residents looking for an appointment can visit am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.
The expanded locations will be key to the county’s efforts to ensure all residents can receive the coronavirus vaccine rapidly, safely, and equitably. In addition, the County is continuing to coordinate closely with other key partners -- including hospitals, health care facilities, pharmacies, and providers -- to add additional vaccination capacity throughout the county.
Those who are interested in non-medical volunteering can see a complete list of volunteer opportunities here. Individuals interested in medical volunteering can see a complete list of volunteer opportunities here.