Dear Residents & Community Members,

In recent days, the Town has fielded many phone calls regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and whether the Town of Monroe will have a local site for the distribution of the vaccine once it becomes available to our senior citizen population as well as the general public. While the vaccine rollout is underway in Orange County, as you are most likely aware, the rollout is following a phased approach as per New York State and Federal Guidelines.

New York State is currently in Phase 1A of the distribution plan with the group of eligible individuals most recently expanded this week. More information regarding eligibility according to phase can be found at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine#phase-1a.

The Town of Monroe has been in discussions with Orange County leaders and we have expressed our willingness and desire to be a vaccination host site in the coming months as the vaccine eligibility shifts to our senior citizens and eventually, the general public. As with most information surrounding COVID-19, this is a fluid situation. We are awaiting distribution guidance from Orange County pending direction from New York State. We will continue to advocate for our residents and community members and will share updated information as it becomes available.

To check your eligibility to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit

https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

These challenging times continue to test our faith and resilience. We thank you for your patience and positive thoughts as we work toward our common goal of better days ahead for all of us.

Cordially,

Tony Cardone
Supervisor, Town of Monroe