The place can I get the coronavirus vaccination in New York?
NEW YORK – The introduction of vaccination in New York State has left many confused and frustrated. You have waited a long time for appointments online and by phone to find out that vaccinations are not possible.
Here is a breakdown of where to find the vaccine and how to make an appointment.
Click here to see if you are eligible and to schedule an appointment for a mass vaccination center in New York state.
Who can be vaccinated?
As of Monday, the list of those entitled to vaccinate according to 1nyc.gov contains:
New York residents 65 and older
Health care workers
- High-risk hospital workers, including emergency rooms, critical care personnel, and pulmonary department personnel
- Nationwide qualified employees of the health center
- Rescue workers
- Coroners, coroners and certain funeral directors
- Urgent supplier of vare
- They administer COVID-19 vaccines
- All healthcare workers who provide direct patient care
- All employees who are in direct contact with patients
- Health care workers performing COVID-19 testing, handling COVID-19 samples and COVID-19 vaccinations
This list includes, but is not limited to:
- Doctors who work in private medical practices, hospitals, private health clinics and their employees
- Registered nurses
- Specialist practices of all kinds
- Dentists and orthodontists
- Psychiatrists and psychologists
- Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants
- Home care workers and helpers
- Hospice workers
- Personal care assistants
- Consumer-centric caregivers
Residents and employees in meeting and group housing facilities
First responders, including fire brigades, police, public safety communications, court officers, correction officers, and staff
Teachers and school staff
Teachers, school administrators, support staff, contractors, child carers and staff, early intervention therapists and teachers, and the State Office for Child and Family Services
Employees of airlines and airports, railways, subways, local transport, port authorities, bus and ferry employees,
People live and work, paid or unpaid, in a homeless shelter as well as in a home for domestic violence and in community facilities
Workers in the food industry
Grocers as well as employees of food banks, pantries, bodegas and homemade meal programs.
Restaurant workers and suppliers, including soup kitchens and those in meeting rooms
Hotel employees in contact with guests
Basic Conditions (started on February 15th)
People with comorbidities and underlying medical conditions, including:
- Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Lung disease, including but not limited to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate to severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 lung disease
- Intellectual and developmental disorders including Down syndrome
- Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or high blood pressure (high blood pressure)
- Immunocompromised condition (weakened immune system) including, but not limited to, organ transplantation or blood or bone marrow transplantation, immunodeficiency, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune system drugs or other causes
- Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 kg / m2 or higher), obesity (body mass index between 30 kg / m2 and 40 kg / m2)
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
- Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
- Neurological disorders including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Liver disease
Where to get vaccinated
According to New York State, a person must:
1) Determine eligibility and make an appointment using the Am I Eligible App or call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) at.
Once an appointment has been made, a confirmation email with a barcode will be sent. You need to bring this email to your appointment.
2) Complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be completed online and you will be given a submission ID indicating completion. You must bring the submission ID with you to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it can be obtained from vaccination centers.
3) Bring proof of eligibility to the appointment. Depending on an individual’s eligibility category, evidence may include an employee ID, letter from an employer or an affiliate, payroll, driver’s license, passport, or legal proof of your date of birth and residence.
4) At the time of the appointment, you will be asked a number of clinical questions. Insurance information questions are asked, but the vaccine is free and never charged.
5) The second dose is scheduled automatically when a person receives the first dose of vaccine.
New York State Mass Vaccination Centers:
New York, NY
Jones Beach – Field 3
State Fair Expo Center: NYS Exhibition Center
Westchester County Center
White Plains, NY
SUNY Stony Brook University Innovation and Discovery Center
Stony Brook, NY
SUNY Potsdam field house
Aqueduct racetrack – racing hall
South Ozone Park, NY
Plattsburgh International Airport – Connecticut building
Johnson City, NY
SUNY Polytechnic Institute – Wildcat Field House
University on Buffalo South Campus – Harriman Hall
Rochester Dome Arena
** **.York College Health and Sports Complex – Queens
** **.Medgar Evers College – Brooklyn
** **.New York National Guard Armory – Yonkers and Mount Vernon
** **.Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, Schenectady, Troy
** **.Former Kodak Hawkeye Parking Lot – Rochester
** **.Delavan Grider Community Center – Buffalo
** Restricted by residence
In New York City, also check out the NYC Covid-19 Vaccine Finder.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government sends vaccination doses to pharmacies like CVS, Walgreen’s, RiteAid, and Costco. Cuomo said these pharmacies initially only offered vaccinations to people aged 65 and over. Check online that you are eligible.
Pop-up vaccination sites
Cuomo regularly announces new pop-up vaccination sites.
These locations are in community centers, public housing complexes, and cultural centers.
As of January 15, more than 100 community-based pop-up sites have given over 46,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine dose. As with previous pop-up sites, in three weeks the sites were restored to give second doses.
Going forward, as the federal vaccine supply increases, New York will continue to provide pop-up locations for all 33 senior citizen housing developments in NYCHA that house more than 7,600 seniors. Pop-up locations will continue to be set up in other public housing complexes across the state, as well as in more than 300 churches and cultural centers that have volunteered to house these locations through Governor Cuomo’s Vaccine Equity Task Force.
“Community-based vaccination centers are a key component of New York’s efforts to ensure that all eligible New Yorkers have the opportunity to receive the vaccine quickly and fairly in their community,” said Cuomo. “Social justice and fairness have been at the center of our response, but this is not just an access issue. We need New Yorkers who trust the vaccine and actually take it. We fight skepticism and suspicion right on the spot, partnerships and pop-up sites and bring the vaccine directly to the communities hardest hit by this pandemic. “
Visit the state information page for the latest pop-up sites.
Click here to sign up for updates from the state on vaccination pop-up sites and other news.
Extended senior citizen entitlement
Last week, Cuomo announced that the state would work with local health officials to set up vaccination centers for people 65 and older across New York state. The sites will work in partnership with the local health departments to provide assistance to New Yorkers with transportation to and from vaccination facilities as well as assistance with documentation for their vaccination.
As New York State vaccine allocations increase, the 65+ facilities and appointments will be supported by additional federal government supplies. Counties across New York State will see more Moderna vaccines starting this week.
Hospitals or other locations including doctor’s offices
Contact the institution in question to determine eligibility and availability.
Base effort for help
There are dedicated groups of volunteers who pop up on social media to help those overwhelmed by the system make appointments.
The problem, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, is that even though the federal government has increased dosage supplies since President Joe Biden took office, there are still about 10 million New Yorkers eligible and about 300,000 dosages arriving weekly.
New vaccine on the way
Last week the federal government approved the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. This one-time dose will take place shortly and will add further doses to the range of vaccinations against Moderna and Pfizer that are already available.
Focus on underserved communities
Cuomo has put a focus on opening vaccination centers in underserved and minority communities where vaccine reluctance is an issue. Black and Latin American populations are hardest hit by the coronavirus and efforts must be made to vaccinate and socialize these residents to educate those who distrust the process.
“New York is working to vaccinate the state’s residents as quickly and efficiently as possible, and it’s important that we reach underserved communities that have paid the highest price for COVID-19,” Cuomo said.
Increased supply of the dosages that are still required
And additional supplies are needed across the board.
“Our widespread and growing network of distribution locations is receiving more and more guns across the state, but we are limited by the range of vaccines available. The federal government has expanded the range of vaccines, but there is still a long way to go Able to reach a large segment of the state’s population. In the meantime, it is important that New Yorkers continue to exercise caution and behaviors known to help protect us and our loved ones. “
The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to alert New Yorkers to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those suspected of vaccine distribution fraud can now call toll-free at 833-VAX-SCAM or 833-829-7226, or email the State Department of Health at [email protected]