New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk.
New Yorkers who are more likely to be exposed to the virus, and who are more likely to become seriously ill if they get COVID-19, will be offered the vaccine first. Both the federal government and New York State have developed plans to ensure that everyone will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available, at no cost no matter where they live. Learn more (HERE).
- Health care workers who are part of Phase 1a will continue to be vaccinated at hospitals and other clinical settings.
- People age 65 and over will primarily be vaccinated at pharmacies and other sites that are part of the
Public employees ( i.e. police departments, public school teachers and MTA employees) will primarily be vaccinated through their groups’ relevant health programs or as organized by their unions.
You can fill out an online form to find out if you are eligible to receive the vaccine (HERE).
If you are not able to fill out the form online, you can call the state vaccination hotline which is open 7 days a week from 7AM - 10PM to schedule an appointment at 1-833-697-4829.
**If all of the available appointments are taken, please check frequently as more dates and times will open. **