Countywide program aims to vaccinate young adults in Rockland County
A handful of Albertus Magnus high schoolers received their first COVID-19 vaccine Monday - with Rockland County lawmakers in their corner.
Vaccinate Rockland is a new countywide effort by local lawmakers and community leaders to vaccinate young adults 16 and up.
Only 18% of people ages 16 to 25 are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus statewide since becoming eligible in New York last month.
Senior Lily Winters tells News 12 her friends have mixed feelings about the vaccine, but for her the choice was clear. She hopes her vaccination inspires her peers to follow in her footsteps.
"Life has been so difficult for the past few months I just want life to get back to normal and I know if I do it, I'll be part of life getting somewhat back to normal," says Winters.
About 40% of Rockland County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine so far.