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COVID-19 Vaccine

Who is eligible?

All New Yorkers 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Additionally, all state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites are now accepting walk-ins with no scheduled appointments for the first dose.

Is the vaccine free?
Yes, when it's your turn, all New Yorkers will be able to get the vaccine free of charge.

How do New Yorkers with comorbidities prove eligibility
New Yorkers can use any of the following: doctor's letter, medical information evidencing comorbidity, or signed certification.

How many vaccines are available?
The New York State vaccine tracker provides a dashboard report of the number of 1st and 2nd dose vaccinations distributed and administered in the state. To view detailed information visit: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker

Helpful Links:
Learn more about the state's vaccine distribution program. Locate the "Distribution Plan" tab to find the list of eligible groups. This list will continue to be updated as eligibility is expanded: www.ny.gov/vaccine

Use the "Check Your Eligibility" tool, which residents can use to make appointments as state-operated vaccine sites: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

The "Vaccine Tracker" shows how many vaccine doses NYS has received from the federal government, how many first doses have been administered, and how many second doses have been administered. https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker.

If you know someone who would like to volunteer at a NYS vaccination site, visit: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/servny/

If someone you know you know is a college, graduate, or post graduate student seeking to support a NYS vaccinations site, visit: https://apps.health.ny.gov/public/studentvolunteer/instructions

Is someone you know seeking temporary work at a NYS vaccination site? Visit: https://health.ny.gov/employment/index.htm

Is someone you know is who seeking to support hospitals, federally qualified health center (FQHC), and nursing home (NH) surge and flex vaccination efforts, please have them visit this link for healthcare medical professionals: https://uatapps.health.ny.gov/public/dohvolunteer/instructions

Report Fraud:
New Yorkers who suspect fraud in the vaccine distribution process can now call 833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) toll-free or email the state Department of Health at STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov. Hotline staff will route complaints to the appropriate investigative agencies to ensure New Yorkers are not being taken advantage of as the State works to vaccinate the entire eligible population.

Source: New York State Department of Health & New York State