COVID-19 guidance and testing. Update as of May 12, 2022
To protect yourself from new COVID-19 variants, CareMount recommends you wear a mask in stores, at work, or whenever you are in close proximity to people who you don’t live with. For home gatherings, ask guests to take a home COVID-19 test two hours before they arrive, to ensure that people coming to your house aren’t contagious.
There are two kinds of treatments for COVID-19, antivirals and monoclonal antibodies. Antiviral treatments target specific parts of the virus to stop it from multiplying in the body, helping to prevent severe illness and death. Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the virus. They may be more or less effective against different variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Limited supplies of these treatments are available to high risk patients (those who have medical risk factors that can lead to hospitalization if they get COVID). Your provider will evaluate your condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
For more information, visit the CDC.
As of June 24, 2022, CareMount is offering the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to babies and children 6 months of age and older, the booster dose for individuals 5 and older and the second booster dose for individuals 50 and older. Patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised can have three primary doses and the two booster doses. Vaccines for ages 6 months of age and older are currently available only at the following vaccine clinics: Fishkill Merritt, Kingston, Mount Kisco and Poughkeepsie Oakwood. Vaccines for ages 5+ are available in our six vaccine clinics and are not administered through our pediatric offices. WALK-IN appointments are now available in our six COVID-19 clinics. Book online now. CareMount strongly encourages our patients to receive a booster dose.