County Legislator David Tubiolo has confirmed that after Yonkers and Mount Vernon residents (only) apply for appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations today at the Yonkers Armory, (by calling the State Appointments number, 1-833-697-4829 ) that actual administration of first shots will begin Wednesday March 3, depending on the pace and availability of next week’s vaccine distribution to the new facility.
This morning the telephone line had a half hour delay after only a half hour after it opened at 8 AM, according to a report from a Yonkers resident. How many vaccinations will be able to be administered after March 3 depends on the amount of vaccine does allotted to the Yonkers Armory facility that began accepting requests for appointments today. Majority of shot appointments were being made by telephone, not computer.
Mr. Tubiolo’s announcement:
A COVID-19 vaccination site, set up by federal and state officials, will open at the New York National Guard Armory in Yonkers at 2 Quincy Place, on March 3.
The scheduling of appointments at the site will begin on Wednesday, February 24, at 8 a.m.
Those eligible for shots at the site during its first week of operation must live in one of the seven following zip codes in Yonkers and Mount Vernon: 10701, 10703, 10704, 10705, 10550, 10552 and 10553. And, of course, they must meet all the current State criteria for eligibility.
To check your eligibility and to make an appointment, you must use the State’s Am I Eligible website at https://am-i-eligible. covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or call the State’s COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
After one week, appointments at the location will be made available for all eligible Westchester residents.