Cuomo touts new initiative in ongoing COVID vaccination campaign
In an announcement on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo touted a new initiative in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Now, any state resident who gets vaccinated with a first or single dose of Johnson & Johnson between May 24 and May 31 is eligible to receive a free two-day pass to any park. New York State.
The pass is valid until September 30, 2021.
In addition, 15 parks in New York State will host pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites that will offer vaccinations on a first-come, first-served basis, using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine.
“Every state park in New York is as unique and beautiful as the region it serves, and the introduction of the COVID vaccine to our parks will further expand access and make it easier for New Yorkers to get vaccinated,” said Cuomo in a statement. “Providing those who get vaccinated with a free park pass is an incredible incentive for the summer season and a great way to get more people outside to enjoy all that New York has to offer. “
On Monday, Cuomo also noted that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate was 1.09% and that there had been 14 COVID-19 deaths in New York state on Sunday.
Despite the low numbers, officials continue to tout the vaccination.
“Our fight against COVID is not over. We’re managing it, but it’s not over, ”Cuomo said. “The biggest tool we have against COVID is the vaccine. I want to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated so we can move forward on a redesigned reopening and rebuilding our great state better than ever.
Oneida County Numbers
Locally, on May 23, Oneida County recorded eight new positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
There were 14 hospital patients in Oneida County, nine at the Mohawk Valley Health System and five at Rome Health. Five residents are hospitalized outside the county.
Vaccination appointments and walk-in visits are currently available at several vaccination PODs run by Oneida County, according to routine county information.
To make an appointment, visit: www.ocgov.net.