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The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here!

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. Supply from the Federal Government is limited. Additional New Yorkers will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases. While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.

Over 12 million New Yorkers are now eligible for 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, public safety workers and New Yorkers with certain comorbidities and underlying conditions.

FDA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: PfizerModerna and Johnson & Johnson.

Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals, local health departments and Federally Qualified Health Centers statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment. You can use this website for scheduling an appointment at a New York State-run site only. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at one of these sites, use the Am I Eligible app. Remember: The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for effectiveness. For these vaccines, second-dose appointment will be scheduled automatically at the time you receive your first vaccine dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose. Appointments are not transferrable.

COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Instructions for New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites:

Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. The Am I Eligible app is 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 the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.

Step 3: Bring proof of eligibility to your appointment. Depending on your eligibility 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: If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when you 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 card onsite with the date and time indicated and 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. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.

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Am I Eligible App
Check Your Eligibility

Visit the Am I Eligible app and complete a simple set of questions to determine if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Make an Appointment

If you are eligible, you will see a list of New York State operated vaccination sites and available appointments. 

Recheck at Any Time

The Am I Eligible app is kept up to date. New Yorkers can recheck their eligibility at any time.

New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline
1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)
The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.
Vaccination Training
Become a Vaccinator
New York State is encouraging eligible New Yorkers to take trainings to become vaccinators.

Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D.

Vaccines are Safe

"The vaccines are here and I have full confidence it is safe and effective. When it's your turn I urge you to get vaccinated to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. To stop the spread now, continue to follow all health guidelines. Together we will beat this virus."
Dr. Zucker head shot
COVID-19 Vaccine Program Task Forces
Clinical Advisory Task Force

New York’s independent COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Advisory Task Force, comprised of leading health experts, was formed to provide an additional level of review to help build public trust in COVID-19 vaccines.

 

 

 

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Vaccine Distribution and Implementation Task Force

Comprised of experts in public health, logistics and vaccine administration, this task force will advise on the operational side of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

 

 

 

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Vaccine Equity Task Force

New York's Vaccine Equity Task Force was established to break down barriers to vaccination and ensure there is equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state, leaving no community behind.

 

 

 

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