A guide to obtaining the vaccine for Columbia County residents.
July 2, 2021
See Columbia County Department of Health for the latest, official vaccination policies and procedures. The details on this page could be out of date between publish time and the time you are reading this.
Get the Vaccine
If you are eligible for the vaccine, use these resources to obtain a vaccine.
View the latest information at the Columbia County Department of Health
Get official information and instructions. You can also call the Columbia County Department of Health Vaccination Information Line at 518-697-5560.
Check for availability across New York State
Use the Am I Eligible site to view and register for locations across New York State
- Check Local Pharmacies
Pharmacies are distributing vaccines to people 16 and over
- ShopRite - Greenport (Call 518-312-9920)
- Hannaford – Route 9, Valatie
- Hannaford – Route 82 & 9H, Hudson (no vaccines as of 2/19)
- Price Chopper – Route 66, Chatham
- Walgreens – Fairview Ave., Hudson
- Walgreens – Coleman St., Chatham
- Walmart – Fairview Ave., Hudson
- Sunriver Health - Hudson (Call 845-745-2233)
- Capital Region Pharmacies
- Get Columbia County Alerts
- Sign up/sign in
- Go to my subscriptions.
- Under Columbia County, select COVID-19 vaccine information
Columbia County Department of Health appointments
The Department of Health offers weekly clinics at 325 Columbia Street as well as pop-up clinics. You can also call the Columbia County Department of Health Vaccination Information Line at 518-697-5560.
Call the New York State Vaccine Hotline
Call for eligibility and location options: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
- Check Eligibility
- Waiting List for Homebound Residents
For Columbia County residents who are unable to go to a pharmacy or the Health Department, Columbia County will go to you. Call the Columbia County Department of Health at 518-697-5560.
70% First Dose
As of July 2, the CDC notes that 72.2% of county residents aged 18 and above have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. In those 12 and above, the number is 70.1%. In New York rural counties, Columbia County has the third-highest vaccination rate. Follow the NY State tracker for updates. Note New York State tracker differs from the CDC tracker.
I’ve been a consistent advocate for vaccine access. In addition to publishing a guide on how and where to get a vaccine, I helped organize a Hudson vaccine pop-up clinic. I’ve pushed the health department to provide vaccines to vulnerable populations and to bring the vaccine to where they are. In addition, I’ve advocated for New York state to provide data and transparency to help evaluate and improve vaccination programs.
See Columbia County Public Transportation for transportation information, including medical and senior dial-a-ride services.
Columbia County Office of the Aging
Seniors needing support can contact the Office of the Aging.
Do you still need help? Contact me.
Use the following resources to get the latest information.
- Columbia County Department of Health Website
- Columbia County Department of Health Facebook Page
- Michael Chameides Facebook Page
- Columbia County NY Board of Supervisors Press Releases
Learn more about coronavirus response.