COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center

Ulster County Department of Health has reactivated its COVID-19 vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) at the former Best Buy in the Hudson Valley Mall, and is offering vaccinations at other locations around the County in pop-up PODs. Use the links below to register for an appointment. For most vaccines, appointments are helpful, and walk-ins are welcome. However, due to high demand for the Moderna booster, appointments are strongly recommended. Additional appointments for Moderna boosters will become available throughout the fall. Please check back.

Things to Know Before You Go:

  • Bring your CDC vaccine card to your second, additional, or booster dose appointment.
    • If you’ve misplaced your card, call the Ulster County Recovery Service Center (RSC) at (845) 443-8888 to request your NYSIIS report.
  • Fill out the State’s attestation form.
    • You can either do this prior to your appointment and bring it with you, or be prepared to fill it out on-site.
  • Anyone between the ages of 12-17 who receives their first dose at one of our high school PODs will be eligible to enter a drawing for one of two 2-year scholarships provided by the SUNY Ulster Foundation.
  • Anyone between the ages of 12-17 who is getting their 1st or 2nd dose will be eligible to receive a gift card provided by New York State Department of Health, while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for the Moderna booster, appointments are strongly recommended.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All people over the age of 12 are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • Pfizer is approved for ages 12+
    • Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for ages 18+
    • It is anticipated that a vaccine will be approved for children ages 5-11 in late fall.
  • Boosters are approved for people 18+ who are at least 6 months past their second dose of Pfizer and Moderna and meet specific criteria set by the NYS Department of Health. It is recommended that people who received a Pfizer or Moderna series receive a booster of the same vaccine.
  • Boosters of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) are recommended for anyone 18+ who is at least two months from having received the vaccine.
  • Mix-and-match boosters: Some research indicates that an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine booster may benefit those who received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose. Consult your doctor to determine what’s the best option for you.
  • Additional doses are approved for people who are at least 28 days past their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna and meet specific criteria set by the CDC and approved by the NYS Department of Health.
    • Currently, the recommendation is to receive an additional dose of the same vaccine as the one previously received.

Answers to FAQs:

  • Second dose appointments are automatically scheduled for those vaccines which require two doses, however, second doses may also be administered as a separate walk-in or appointment at the Best Buy POD.
  • If the link takes you to a screen that says “No Appointments Available,” it means that all appointments have been filled. More appointments will be posted as they become available. Please check back.
  • The link works best with the Google Chrome browser.
  • On the final page of the registration, it will say “print this page,” “register” or “done.” Clicking that will confirm the appointment is done. You should receive a confirmation email and/or text when the appointment has been successfully made.

The COVID-19 vaccine is also widely available at multiple convenient locations throughout the County (see the links below for locations).

Ulster County Vaccine Services:

Ulster County is looking for medical volunteers to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Volunteer to help with vaccinations using the button below.

To ensure the vaccine is accessible to as many residents as possible, especially to those who are homebound or may have challenges traveling to walk-in clinics, the County is offering an In-Home Vaccination Program and free rides on UCAT buses to area vaccine appointments.

We periodically send out updates about our vaccination efforts. Sign up for the mailing list using the button below.

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For more information, please call the Ulster County Recovery Service Center (RSC) (845) 443-8888 and see our Vaccination FAQ.