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Newburgh Offers Free Rides For Vaccine Appointments

Colleen Laico, from Kingston, NY, a medical professional at the ER at Kingston Hospital, receives her COVID-19 vaccination at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, December 18, 2020
Courtesy of the Office of Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan

The City of Newburgh is offering free transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

The transportation is for city residents only for a free ride to and from a vaccination appointment within 30 miles of Newburgh, including local pharmacies, doctor’s offices, pop-up locations as well as mass vaccination sites at SUNY Orange in Middletown and the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz. Advance reservation is required and arrangements must be made with at least 24 hours’ notice for Monday through Friday appointments, and 48 hours’ notice for Saturday and Sunday. Passengers will be required to show confirmation of the day of their vaccine appointment, and wear masks during transport.

Advance reservation can be arranged by calling the City’s Fire Department Dispatch at 845-569-7420.

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