New York's COVID Vaccine Distribution Program

New York State is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk. New Yorkers in Phase 1a and Phase 1b currently are eligible for the vaccines. Eligible groups include doctors, nurses and health care workers, and now people age 65 and over, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. All vaccinations are by appointment only.

Am I Eligible? Visit the Am I Eligible Tool and complete a simple set of questions to determine if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine here. If you are eligible, the Am I Eligible tool will return a list of providers near you that you can contact to schedule an appointment. You may also schedule an appointment is through the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, which is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days a week, for scheduling vaccination appointments for eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Please note, Governor Cuomo has said that unless the federal government increases New York’s supply, it will take 14 weeks (through April 16th) to vaccinate Phase 1a and 1b. At this time, vaccines are not available to the general public. NYSDOH has indicated that they expect vaccines for patients beyond Phase 1B to become available in spring or early summer 2021.
This process is going to take a long time. Everyone, including those who have received the vaccine, must continue to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid gatherings with people outside of your household.
Need More Information? Need Help? Call the New York State Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-697-4829 (833-NYS 4 VAX).  

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New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk. The State is managing the vaccine program and authorizes the vaccination sites. Please sign up to receive updates every weeknight from the State.


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