New York State’s vaccination rollout has left many confused and frustrated, with long waits online and on the phone for appointments only to find that there are no vaccinations to be had.
Here’s a breakdown of where to find the vaccine and how to make an appointment.
To determine if you are eligible and to make an appointment for a mass vaccination site in New York State, click here.
Where To Get Vaccinated
According to New York State, to be vaccinated at a New York State-operated vaccination site, a person must:
1) Determine eligibility and schedule an appointment via the Am I Eligible app or by calling the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
Once an appointment has been scheduled, a confirmation email will be sent that contains a barcode. You will need to bring that email to your appointment.
2) Complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.
3) Bring proof of eligibility to the appointment. Depending on a person’s eligibility category, proof can include an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, a pay stub, a driver’s license, passport, or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency.
4) At the time of the appointment, you’ll be asked a series of clinical questions. Questions about insurance information will be asked but the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge.
5) The second dose appointment will be scheduled automatically when a person receives the first vaccine dose.