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- Vaccines should be given without charge even if you don’t have insurance.
- Immigration status does NOT affect the right to a vaccine.
- Personal information will not be shared with ICE or other agencies.
Are you eligible for a vaccine?
Use the NYS Dept. of Health online tool, in English or Spanish, to see if you are eligible; if you are it will show you where you can make an appointment to get the vaccine. Or, call the vaccination hotline, 833-697-4829.
What groups can get the vaccine now?
The NYS Dept. of Health posts updates here. As of early February the following are eligible:
- A wide variety of health care workers
- Residents & staff at nursing homes and other group care facilities
- Many teachers and other education workers
- First responders
- Public safety workers such as fire fighters and police
- Grocery, bodega, and restaurant staff including delivery people
- Public transit workers
- People 65 and older
Beginning February 15, adults of any age with certain health conditions will be eligible. Conditions include but are not limited to cancer, sickle cell, obesity; liver, heart, lung, and kidney disease; intellectual and developmental disabilities, weakened immune system, diabetes, and pregnancy.