State-run COVID-19 vaccine facility at Marist College will administer 3,500 doses over 6 days
Hundreds of eligible state residents received their first and only shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Marist College today.
News 12 is told the doses will be spread out to last the Poughkeepsie location’s six days of operation.
Andy Thompson, of Briarcliff, said he drove an hour to Dutchess County due to the Westchester County Center being constantly booked.
“A little exciting to be able to see there were 12 appointments available, and I was able to get one of them,” said Thompson.
Dutchess County resident Heather Daley also took advantage of the opportunity as soon as she could.
“Somehow Marist popped up, and I got lucky,” said Daley. “I don’t want to be the one who gives it to someone I love."
A spokesman for the state tells News 12 the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be given to providers throughout the Mid-Hudson region, including county health departments and more than a dozen regional hospitals.
County Executive Marc Molinaro says the county plans to host a series of pop-up sites in the coming weeks. The ability to host the extra sites comes from an increase in doses from the state. However, to be considered you must sign up for the county’s vaccine waitlist.