- As of February 14, 2021, New Yorkers with comorbidities and underlying conditions are eligible to make appointments at state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites. Check your eligibility and find a vaccine location using the “Am I Eligible” online tool.
- Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b of their statewide vaccine roll-out. Visit the CT COVID-19 Vaccine Portal to learn more.
- We do not currently have vaccine available at our sites. We will update this page once Westmed begins to distribute the vaccine to patients.
This is Your Shot
After almost a full year of dealing with the coronavirus, everyone is looking forward to returning to normal life. The COVID-19 vaccine not only protects you and your loved ones against infection, it also offers peace of mind. This is your shot to help end the pandemic.
Please visit the state’s COVID-19 vaccine website for eligibility information to make an appointment at a convenient vaccination site. As part of our continued efforts to protect you against COVID-19, we will remain a trusted resource for education about the vaccine and regular updates around vaccine arrival in our region and in our offices. There are no appointments available at this time. Please do not call our offices with vaccine inquiries, so we can keep lines open for those needing immediate medical attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
The vaccine should not cause respiratory symptoms, or loss of smell or taste. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms after receiving the vaccine, you should let your provider know. Remember that the vaccine does NOT cause infection, and it takes 1-2 weeks after the second dose to have its full effect.
The vaccine is very effective, but there are a small percentage of people (less than 5 percent) who may not be completely protected. In order to help protect them, we will need to continue taking precautions such as wearing masks and social distancing. Lastly, until enough people are vaccinated, it will be important to use these precautions until the COVID-19 virus is much less prevalent in the community.
Prepare for Your Appointment
What should I bring?
You will need supporting documents to show your proof of eligibility, such as the following:
- Proof of age and proof of residence in New York
- State or government-issued ID
- Statement from landlord; Current rent receipt or lease; Mortgage records
Proof of age may 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
- Permanent resident card
- Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
- Life insurance policy with birthdate; or
- Marriage certificate with birthdate
Examples of proof of eligible conditions and comorbidities
- Doctor’s Letter, or
- Medical Information Evidencing Comorbidity
Examples of proof of eligible employment in New York:
- an employee ID card or badge,
- a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or
- a pay stub, depending on the specific priority status.
During Your Appointment
- You should allow for 45 minutes to one hour for your vaccine appointment.
- After your vaccine appointment you will be asked to stay in a monitoring area for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Where do I book my second appointment?
You will book your second appointment when you arrive at the vaccination site for your first appointment.
Do I have to pay for my vaccine?
You will not have to pay for the vaccine, it is free to all Americans for the foreseeable future.
News & Stories
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