COVID-19 Vaccine | COVID-19 Vaccine

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. Supply from the Federal Government is extremely limited. Additional New Yorkers will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases.While the vaccinationprocess is underway, everyNew Yorkershouldwear a mask, social distanceand avoid small and large gatherings.

Over seven million New Yorkers are noweligiblefor the vaccine. Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, people age 65 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers.

Beginning February 15, New Yorkers with certaincomorbidities and underlyingconditionswill be eligible to receivethe vaccine.

Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment.You can use this website for scheduling a first-dose appointment at a New York State-run site only. Todetermine eligibility and schedule a first-dose appointment at one of these sites, use theAm I Eligible app.Remember: Both vaccines require two doses for effectiveness. Your second-dose appointment will be scheduled automatically at the time you receive your first vaccine dose.Appointments are not transferrable.

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Step 1:Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment.TheAm I Eligible appis the quickest way to see if you're eligible and make an appointment. You can also call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a barcode. You will need to bring this to your appointment.

Step 2:Complete the Vaccine Form.Once you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete theNew York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form shouldbe filled outonline and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment.If you cannot submit theform online, itwill be availableat the vaccination sites.

Step 3:Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment.Depending onyoureligibility category, proof can include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, a pay stub, a driver's license, passport,or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency. At the time of your appointment, you'll be asked a series of clinical questions to ensure readiness for a vaccine. You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. This information is for administrative use only.

Step 4: Your second dose appointment will be scheduledautomaticallywhenyou receive your first vaccine dose.Your second appointment will be scheduled for the same time and at the same location, three weeks following your first dose. You will receive a cardonsitewith the date and time indicatedand a confirmation email will follow a few days later.Please keep in mind when scheduling your first appointment that your second appointment will occur at the same time of day.

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COVID-19 Vaccine | COVID-19 Vaccine

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