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Vaccine Guide: A list of who is eligible and how to make an appointment

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Here is an updated guide on the coronavirus vaccine, including eligibility and how to schedule an appointment.

Posted: Jan 5, 2021 5:06 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2021 4:17 PM

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.

Phase 1A

  • 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

Phase 1B 

  • 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

Phase 1C 

  • 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.

Phase 2

  • Remainder of Phase 1 populations
  • Critical populations

Phase 3

  • 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

Hospitals

  • St. Luke's in Utica
  • St. Elizabeth's in Utica
  • Rome Memorial Hospital
  • Little Falls Hospital 
  • A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta

State sites

  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy

County sites

  • 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.

Oneida County

Herkimer County

Otsego County

Several sites are fully booked, but people are advised to check back frequently to see if new dates have been added.

Requirements

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.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1212922

Reported Deaths: 40637
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1515817782
Kings1485017994
Suffolk1225972545
Nassau1099842518
Bronx1015535243
Westchester819821774
New York727353419
Erie502271339
Richmond433221363
Monroe42774737
Rockland31061806
Orange27862642
Onondaga26544517
Oneida16110331
Dutchess15873290
Albany15520248
Niagara11534233
Broome10620248
Saratoga865376
Schenectady8183116
Ulster7337183
Rensselaer6454101
Putnam620370
Chemung5422107
Chautauqua522151
Oswego466462
Ontario452877
Steuben4444130
Cayuga419768
Sullivan371348
Wayne352750
Genesee350691
Herkimer342346
St. Lawrence332055
Cattaraugus325360
Madison298575
Jefferson294220
Cortland256352
Livingston256136
Tompkins252822
Columbia229966
Allegany228675
Tioga212454
Montgomery206971
Wyoming198741
Clinton197713
Fulton193247
Greene192951
Warren192836
Orleans185167
Chenango165438
Otsego155921
Lewis138822
Washington138121
Seneca114445
Franklin10409
Delaware96516
Essex92916
Schoharie8515
Yates75816
Schuyler68410
Hamilton1431
Unassigned37108
Out of NY0163
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