COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose
Why get vaccinated with the Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine?
The State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said, "The novel coronavirus has changed over time, with many new variants, including Omicron. These bivalent boosters for the first time are tailored to a circulating variant. I encourage all eligible New Yorkers to take advantage of this advance and contact their health provider, visit the local pharmacy, or call their county health department to get this booster as soon as possible."
To Find Nearby Locations Offering Updated COVID-19 Boosters, New Yorkers Can Text ZIP Code to 438829, Call 1-800-232-0233, or Visit Vaccines.Gov
Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub
The Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub provides local COVID-19 vaccine safety information and data. Click the link below to check it out!
Community Health (Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers)
Community Health clinics may be able to provide vaccine. Click the links to learn more:
Check the following pharmacy websites for vaccination appointments.
Beware of COVID vaccine fraud. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment. To make a report, call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov .
Millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered and severe vaccine reactions are rare. Many people complain of a sore injection site and feeling tired within the first 72 hours after vaccination. Some people run a low fever (99-101) for 12-24 hours. People who have symptoms lasting longer than 3-days, should call their healthcare provider for advice and to be tested for COVID-19. Very seldom, someone is highly allergic to the vaccine or one of its components. In Ontario County since January of 2021, we have administered 25-30,000 vaccines and have witnessed two notable allergic reactions. These individuals were immediately given epinephrine (via an epi-pen) and symptoms resolved.
Serious vaccine reactions should be reported to the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS has been accepting and analyzing reports of adverse vaccine reactions since 1990. Anyone can file a VAERS report at https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.
COVID-19 NYSDOH Vaccine Tracker Dashboard
The NYS Dashboard reports the number of 1st and 2nd dose vaccinations distributed and administered across the state of New York.
Vaccination program numbers are for doses distributed and delivered to New York for the state’s vaccination program, and do not include those reserved for the federal government’s Long Term Care Facility program.