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Vaccine Information

The Oswego County Health Department is receiving limited amounts of COVID-19 vaccine each week to vaccinate those that fall into eligible priority groups designated by the New York State Department of Health.  We are fully ready to administer vaccine as we receive it.  Check this site frequently for available appointments.  This situation is very fluid so we encourage you to stay vigilant and have patience. Please remember that there are far more people eligible to be vaccinated then there is vaccine currently available.  The Oswego County Health Department is fully committed to getting vaccine to eligible residents as quickly as possible.  You may also go to https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ to find out if you are currently eligible for COVID 19 vaccine and where appointments may be available in Central New York.

Eligibility determinations and 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).

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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. 

Two vaccines have been authorized by the FDA. The first, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, was approved unanimously by New York State’s independent COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force on December 10 and formally authorized by the FDA on December 11, 2020. The second, developed by Moderna, was authorized by the FDA and approved unanimously by the Clinical Advisory Task Force on December 18, 2020.

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.

For more information on the vaccine, please click here.