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The COVID Vaccine Is Here!

Effective Monday, January 11, the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to New Yorkers 75 and older, teachers and education workers, first responders, public safety workers, and public transit workers.

Click here for more details on the groups currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

What should I do before my appointment?

You must schedule an appointment in advance. If you’re currently not eligible for vaccination, please don’t sign up for an appointment at this time.

You will need to complete the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Form (PDF) in order to get vaccinated. NYS requires the provider administering the vaccine to check that you completed the form.

Before you visit a site for your vaccination, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment.
  • Wear a face covering to your appointment. You will not be admitted to the site without one.

Why should I get vaccinated?

When you get vaccinated, you are helping to protect yourself and your family and friends. You are also helping to make your community safer. We know New Yorkers care about their communities, including health care workers and small business owners. In clinical studies, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were more than 94% effective at protecting participants from COVID-19. They were also shown to be safe and that you cannot get COVID-19 from them.

Do I need to take precautions even after I’m vaccinated?

Yes! Even after you are vaccinated, you will still need to practice these important COVID-19 prevention steps: stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, wear a face covering and keep physical distance from others.

 

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