New York State COVID Vaccine Distribution

At his press conference today, Governor Cuomo discussed the plan for vaccine distribution in New York State. He specifically noted that vaccine distribution will not be the decision of County Executives or Municipal Leaders. In New York State, COVID-19 vaccinations will be free. The Governor’s current plans are as follows:

Phase One Vaccine Recipients:

  • High-risk health care workers (i.e. hospital and emergency room workers, ICU staff and pulmonary department staff)
  • Long-term care facility staff who interact with patients and the most at-risk long-term care facility patients

Phase Two Vaccine Recipients:

  • First responders
  • Teachers and school staff
  • Public health workers
  • Essential frontline workers that regularly interact with the public
  • Individuals in the general population deemed particularly high risk due to comorbidities and health conditions
  • Other long-term care facility patients and those living in congregate settings

Phase Three Vaccine Recipients:

  • Individuals over 65 years of age
  • Individuals under 65 years of age with high-risk comorbidities and health conditions

Phase Four Vaccine Recipients:

  • All other essential workers

Phase Five Vaccine Recipients:

  • Healthy adults and children

For the most current information on the vaccine: www.ny.gov/vaccine


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