COVID-19 Information

January 10, 2022 Update

What To Know About Omicron

According to the CDC, the Omicron Covid-19 variant likely will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.

Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Omicron variant. However, breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated are likely to occur. With other variants, like Delta, vaccines have remained effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. The recent emergence of Omicron further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters.

Scientists are working to determine how well existing treatments for COVID-19 work. Based on the changed genetic make-up of Omicron, some treatments are likely to remain effective while others may be less effective.

We have the tools to fight the Omicron variant. Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.

If you have questions about the vaccine, speak with your doctor or call our office at (845) 338-7140. New and existing patients are also able to sign up for our patient portal which makes it easier to schedule appointments, view your medical records, and request prescription refills.

August 16, 2021 Update

As per the CDC:

Data on Decreased Immune Response Among Immunocompromised People

People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised make up about 3% of the adult population and are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness.

Studies indicate some immunocompromised people don’t always build the same level of immunity after vaccination the way non-immunocompromised people do, and may benefit from an additional dose to ensure adequate protection against COVID-19. In small studies, fully vaccinated immunocompromised people have accounted for a large proportion of hospitalized “breakthrough cases,” and that suggests immunocompromised people are more likely to transmit the virus to household contacts.

Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.

April 28, 2021 Update


New York State now offers Excelsior Pass, a smartphone app that provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.
Learn more and download the app here: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass

April 13, 2021 Update


Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley, PC, currently does not have any Covid 19 vaccine for distribution as we have not received a new shipment from NYS DOH
For those of you concerned about the recent news regarding the Johnson and Johnson – Janssen Vaccine, please note the CDC and the FDA are looking into the issue thoroughly.

6 Women of the almost 7,000,000 people who received the J&J vaccine – less than 1%, had a rare reaction. We will post additional information as we receive it.

March 24, 2021 Update


MAHV is now performing Abbott Molecular Rapid Covid-19 Testing by appointment – Results received within 1 hour!

March 17, 2021 Update


Click here to read guidelines regarding what people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can and can’t safely do. (PDF Download)

March 11, 2021 Update


Click here for a list of Ulster County vaccination sites (PDF Download)

February 26, 2021 Update


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For more information go to: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine#phase-1a—phase-1b

January 25, 2021 Update

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The following sites will provide updates of when and where you can receive the vaccine:

https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/vaccine-resource-center/

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

https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine#phase-1a—phase-1b

Covid-19 Vaccine Updates


Governor Cuomo recently announced that Ulster County Residents in Phase 1b are eligible for vaccination starting Monday, January 11th. Phase 1b includes:

  • People 75 and older
  • Teachers and education workers
  • First responders
  • Public safety workers
  • Public transit workers

For more information, please visit Ulster County’s Covid-19 Vaccination Resource Center


Information on Covid-19 Updates

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Covid-19 Testing Sites


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