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The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here!

 

All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. While the vaccination process is underway, New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings and follow all other health guidelines.

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

COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. Visit Vaccines.gov to find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.

To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to New York State's vaccine scheduler and follow the instructions. Walk-in appointments are also accepted at New York State mass vaccination sites for all eligible individuals.

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Vaccination Instructions
Instructions for New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites

Step 1: Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment. New York State's online scheduling tool is the quickest way to confirm 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. Individuals must bring proof of age. For individuals younger than the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide consent for vaccination. A parent or legal guardian must provide verbal consent either while accompanying the minor to the vaccination appointment, or by phone at the time of the vaccination appointment. If the minor is 12-15 years old, they must arrive with a parent or guardian OR they need to bring another adult caregiver who has a signed designation from the parent or guardian and the parent/guardian must be available by phone.

Step 4: If you are getting the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when booking 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 confirmation email with details about your second dose appointment within a few days of receiving your first dose. Please keep this in mind when scheduling a first dose appointment. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.

Excelsior Pass provides a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.
Schedule an Appointment
Am I Eligible App
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. You can check to find available appointments 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.
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. Learn more about the Clinical Advisory Task Force.

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. Learn more about the Distribution and Implementation Task Force.

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. Learn more about the Equity Task Force.

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 that they are 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