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Vaccine Information

Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
The Oswego County Health Department, under New York State Department of Health guidelines, is vaccinating  anyone 18 years and older. Proof of age is required and must be provided at the vaccination site. Individuals that are 16 or 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine ONLY and must go to a clinic where Pfizer is offered.

Acceptable forms of proof for individuals 18 years and older include:

  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID
  • Birth certificate issued by a state or local government
  • Current U.S passport or valid foreign passport

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
The Oswego County Health Department administers vaccines to the eligible groups in the most efficient way possible. We receive notification from the New York State Department of Health each week that will tell us how many doses of vaccine we will receive for that week.

Please remember that there are several COVID-19 vaccines approved. The Oswego County Health Department is receiving both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Moderna is a two-shot series and Johnson & Johnson is one shot. You will need to get a second Moderna shot 28 days after your first one. Individuals will be given an appointment for their 2nd dose 28 days from the first dose. You need to be available both of those days.

NYSDOH Vaccine Information

A list of nearby providers where appointments can be scheduled can all be done through New York’s new Am I Eligible app or by calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline, 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).

COVID-19 Vaccines

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. While availability is limited in the initial weeks of the vaccination program, more and more New Yorkers will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases. 

Currently, three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA and approved by New York State's independent Clinical Advisory Task Force: one that was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, a second that was developed by Moderna and a third that was developed by Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

While the vaccination process is underway, every New Yorker should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.

New York State Department of Health Distribution Plan
New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk.

New Yorkers who are more likely to be exposed to the virus, and who are more likely to become seriously ill if they get COVID-19, will be offered the vaccine first. Both the federal government and New York State have developed plans to ensure that everyone will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available, at no cost no matter where they live.

Thousands of health care providers will be able to offer vaccination, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) of priority groups. The State Department of Health will share additional information on where New Yorkers can get vaccinated as more vaccine doses become available.

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