NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Information
JANUARY 12, 2021 NYS ANNOUNCEMENT: VACCINE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL AGE 65 AND UP, AND OTHER PHASE 1A AND PHASE 1B CATEGORIES. IMMUNOCOMPROMISED WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE.
Vaccine appointments are being coordinated through a New York State hotline, at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829), and website, https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/. Translation services will be available.
General vaccine information can be found here:https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
View Gov. Cuomo and NYS Health Department Jan. 11 webinar on vaccination: https://www.dreamlabpro.com/vaccinateny
NYS is receiving a limited supply of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines from the federal government, and the state has implemented a phased approach to determine who is eligible to receive the vaccine.
Currently, those in Phase 1A (2.1 million New Yorkers) and Phase 1B (more than 5 million New Yorkers) categories, listed below, are eligible. The state is currently receiving 300,000 vaccine doses per week from the feds.
Once you have been determined to be eligible, you will be directed to a scheduling website for one of the providers with available vaccine, within a selected distance from your location.
Those scheduled to receive a vaccine must submit an online attestation to NYS that they are in an eligible group, and provide proof of eligibility at the vaccination site.
As of January 12, two New York State vaccination centers have been opened on Long Island, at Jones Beach in Nassau County, and in Suffolk at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook.
Northwell Health centers, including two in Riverhead, are also administering the vaccine.https://www.northwell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine
Hospitals, health centers, and urgent care centers will continue to prioritize health-care workers and others in the Phase 1A vaccine eligibility group.
Seniors age 65 and older, in the Phase 1B group, will be able to get vaccinated at pharmacies or at the state vaccination centers, based on available supply. Only those age 65+ will be able to get vaccinated at pharmacy sites at this time.
Vaccine will be distributed to individual doctors’ offices once the state begins to receive a larger allotment from the federal government.
Appointments are being scheduled up to 14 weeks ahead, state health officials said Monday night.
As of Jan. 11, in addition to health care workers, EMTs, and others in Phase 1A of the vaccine roll-out, the following individuals included in Phase 1B are eligible to schedule a vaccine appointment:
Individuals Age 65 and older
First Responders and Support Staff of First Responder Agencies:
Public Safety Communications
Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel : Court Officers, Other Police or Peace Officers, Support of Civilian Staff of any of the above services, agencies or facilities
Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1A are: