Last weekend two more COVID-19 vaccines were recommended by the FDA, CDC, and New York State Department of Health for booster use, and Ulster County will begin to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen boosters, in addition to Pfizer, starting Friday, October 29th, at the Ulster County Department of Health’s POD (point o
Last weekend two more COVID-19 vaccines were recommended by the FDA, CDC, and New York State Department of Health for booster use, and Ulster County will begin to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen boosters, in addition to Pfizer, starting Friday, October 29th, at the Ulster County Department of Health’s POD (point of dispensing) at the former Best Buy at the Hudson Valley Mall. Subsequent PODs at this vaccinate site, as well as at our pop-up PODs around the County, will offer boosters, including the option to mix-and-match vaccine.
With the high demand for boosters, appointments are recommended, and we will accommodate walk-ins as capacity allows.
Book your appointment:
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen booster dose, October 29th
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen booster dose, November 5th
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen booster dose, November 12th
Moderna booster dose, October 29th
Moderna booster dose, November 5th
Moderna booster dose, November 12th
Pfizer booster dose, October 29th
Pfizer booster dose, November 5th
Pfizer booster dose, November 12th
If the link takes you to a page that says “No Appointments Available,” please know that more appointments will be added throughout the foreseeable future, and there will be many opportunities to get the COVID-19 booster. Check VaccinateUlster.com for additional availability.
Pfizer and Moderna boosters are recommended for the following people who received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least six months prior: Age 65 and older
Age 18 and older who live in a
long-term care setting
Age 18 and older who have
Age 18 and older who work or live
in high-risk settings
A Johnson & Johnson/Janssen booster is recommended for anyone 18 and older who is two or more months from having received the vaccine.
Some research indicates that an mRNA vaccine booster (Pfizer and Moderna) may benefit those who received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine. It is recommended that people who received a Pfizer or Moderna series receive a booster of the same vaccine. However, if the same vaccine is not available or if a different COVID-19 vaccine is desired, any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine can be used for the booster dose, according to the FDA and CDC. Consult with your doctor to determine the best option for COVID-19 booster for you.
For answers to frequently asked questions, to view the upcoming Ulster County Department of Health POD schedule and to make an appointment, visit VaccinateUlster.com.
Ulster County Executive
Vaccine Survey Scam: As the vaccine rollout continues, scams are in full swing. Be on the lookout for COVID-19 vaccine surveys - especially those offering financial gain, requesting personal information, or demanding urgency on your part. Please note: at this time there is NOT a legitimate survey for the COVID-19 vaccine, per the NY Statewide Senior Action
Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen
Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, New York Field Office
United States Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr.
Western District of New York
IRS-CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WARN TAXPAYERS OF COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT SCAMS
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Jonathan D. Larsen and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. today are urging New York taxpayers to be vigilant of emerging scams targeting COVID19 economic impact payments.
“We are living in unprecedented times and each one of us is struggling one way or another,” said Jonathan Larsen, Special Agent in charge of the IRS-CI New York Field Office. “In the coming weeks, the IRS will be issuing economic impact payments meant for hardworking Americans in a time of need and uncertainty. However, ruthless criminals are already preying on people’s fear during this pandemic, orchestrating various schemes to steal your money. Anyone expecting to receive a COVID-19 economic impact payment is at risk and we urge you to protect yourself.”
“Sadly, even during the most difficult of times for our community and Nation, the criminal element is standing by waiting to take advantage of a vulnerable and unsuspecting public,” stated U.S. Attorney Kennedy. “To my fellow Americans I say, please be as vigilant to protect these payments as you have been in your efforts to help slow the spread of the virus. The IRS is telling you how the process will work and that certain things—such as requests for personal information, contact through social media, or requests for further verification—are not part of that process. To the scammers I say, beware, we will stop at nothing to find you, and once we do, we will administer to you a healthy dose of justice.”
Scammers may try to get you to sign over your economic impact check to them. Alternatively, they may inform you that, in order for the IRS to issue your payment, they must first “verify” your filing information. They will then use this personal information to file a false tax return in your name and claim a fraudulent refund. The tactics may continue to evolve but the goal is the same: to steal your money and personal information to commit other crimes.
Taxpayers should know that the IRS will deposit COVID-19 economic impact payments into the direct deposit account they previously provided on their tax return. Unsolicited phone calls, emails, text messages or other communications pretending to be from the IRS are likely a scam.
The IRS will not:
• Call and ask you to verify your payment details. Do not give out your bank account, debit card or PayPal account information. If you receive an unsolicited call, simply hang up.
• Text, email or contact you via social media to say that you can get your money faster by sending personal information. Don’t open attachments or click on links.
• Mail or deposit a check that requires you to verify the check online or by calling a number. Reports are emerging about bogus checks. If you receive a “check” in the mail now, it’s a fraud. It will take about three weeks for the distribution of checks to begin. If you receive a “check” for an odd amount (especially one with cents), or a check that requires that you verify the check online or by calling a number, it’s a scam.
Although criminals may change their tactics, knowing how the IRS will be issuing the COVID-19 economic impact payments can help taxpayers protect themselves.
For the latest information visit www.irs.gov/coronavirus.