This information just appeared on the Columbia County Department of Health Facebook page:
NY ALERT OFFERS VACCINE NOTIFICATIONS
Columbia County has developed a NY ALERT public information category that can be used to receive general vaccine information by email about the COVID-19 vaccine effort in Columbia County, said county Emergency Management Director David Harrison, Jr., on Wednesday. "The COVID-19 vaccine information provided is non-emergency general information for Columbia County that will be sent out to anyone who signs up for it," Director Harrison said. Personal NY ALERT accounts are provided by NYS free of charge. For those who already have a NY ALERT account, sign in and go to my subscriptions. Under Columbia County, check off the box for COVID-19 vaccine information, then click save--you should begin to receive informational emails when they go out. If you do not already have a NY ALERT account, visit https://alert.ny.gov, sign up and follow the instructions to create your account, then follow the instructions outlined above to get COVID-19 vaccine information emails. Note: NY ALERT is also the mass emergency notification system that Columbia County uses to send out emergency notifications to county residents. There are many additional categories of information you can request to be notified about. The NY ALERT website is operated and maintained by New York State.