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Spring Valley, Monsey have Rockland’s lowest vaccination rates

County Executive Ed Day called those figures “shocking” and pointed to a “clear disparity and inequality that has been playing out in the vaccine process, which is largely reliant on having a computer to sign up."

News 12 Staff

Mar 12, 2021, 12:25 AM

Updated 1,198 days ago

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Spring Valley and Monsey have the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in Rockland County, with only about 7% of their populations protected, according to data from the county.
County Executive Ed Day called those figures “shocking” and pointed to a “clear disparity and inequality that has been playing out in the vaccine process, which is largely reliant on having a computer to sign up."
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Lawmakers pointed to the technology gap as a main cause of the disparity and called community clinics important pieces to the solution. A clinic in Spring Valley at the MLK Center is aiming to vaccinate 500 people on Thursday and Friday.
Starting March 17, the county can vaccinate any eligible populations and plan on using their supply to fill the gap. 
"We have already begun outreach efforts to other locations and possible host sites and this is in addition to direct outreach to eligibility groups already,” says Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland’s health commissioner.



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