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Date Updated: Friday, March 12, 2021

100,000 COVID-19 Vaccination Doses and Counting: Milestone Surpassed at Westchester County Center

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (March 12, 2021) – A new milestone in COVID-19 vaccine administration was surpassed yesterday when Catalina Restrepo of Valley Cottage received the 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose to be administered at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, a New York State Mass Vaccination site.

Lenora Clarke, LPN of Westchester Medical Center administers the milestone COVID-19 vaccine to Catalina Restrepo.

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) has been collaborating with New York State and Westchester County at the Westchester County Center since vaccination operations began here in January.  WMCHealth workforce members including clinicians, pharmacists, data analysts and others are working in tandem with hundreds of volunteers to ensure all those eligible to receive the vaccine do so in a safe and efficient manner. WMCHealth partners with VolunteerNY on Westchester County Center volunteer recruitment, training and scheduling.

Catalina Restrepo (center) was the recipient of the 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose administered at the Westchester County Center.  Representatives involved in Westchester County Center vaccination operations from New York State, Westchester County and WMCHealth surround Restrepo.

As the coordinator for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of the New York State Regional Vaccine Network, WMCHealth is leading the Hudson Valley’s largest- ever collaboration of healthcare providers and logistics effort to ensure the safe, equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. In addition, WMCHealth launched the 75-member Health Equity Task Force, with members meeting weekly to identify vaccine access and distribution barriers and develop solutions to remove them, particularly impediments that affect underserved communities.

Vaccine Eligibility and Access
For more information on eligibility and mass vaccination sites please visit: Am-I-Eligible.COVID19Vaccine.Health.NY.gov, or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-48290).

Earlier this month, WMCHealth debuted an interactive directory to assist Hudson Valley residents with accessing COVID-19 vaccinations, the only resource of this type available in the region. The map is available as part of the WMCHealth online resource https://COVIDInfo.WMCHealth.org/Vaccination that includes a wide variety of information about vaccine eligibility, safety and efficacy, as well as COVID care and treatments.