Who is eligible to receive the vaccine
According to the New York State Department of Health, the following people are in each vaccination phase. The state is currently vaccinating those in Phases 1A and 1B.
- Front line healthcare workers
- Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel
- Long-term care facilities
- All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
- All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
- All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients
- Individuals age 65 and older
- First responder and support staff for first responder agencies
- Police and investigations employees
- Corrections workers
- P-12 school staff
- Public Transit workers
- Public-facing grocery store workers
- People aged 16 - 64 years with underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of complications from COVID-19.
- Other essential workers, such as those who work in transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction and finance, information technology, communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.
- Remainder of Phase 1 populations
- Critical populations
- General Population
FULL ELIGIBILITY LIST: Click here
If you are unsure if you are eligible at this time, you can find out here. If you are determined to be eligible, you can schedule an appointment online.
According to the CDC, people who had COVID-19 and recovered, should still get vaccinated.
Local vaccination sites
- St. Luke's in Utica
- St. Elizabeth's in Utica
- Rome Memorial Hospital
- Little Falls Hospital
- A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy
- Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica
- Giffiss drive-thru in Rome
- Herkimer VFW
How to schedule an appointment
People who fall into the qualified groups to receive a coronavirus vaccine must schedule appointments through the New York State Department of Health website or via the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829. The hotline is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
To schedule vaccination appointments at local hospitals, click here, and click on 'Sites for Vaccine Clinics.' Click on the specific hospital to register for an appointment at that location.
For more information on county vaccination clinic dates, as well as scheduling, visit the county health department websites below.
Several sites are fully booked, but people are advised to check back frequently to see if new dates have been added.
People must go online and fill out the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Form before getting vaccinated. The form can be found here.