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Find a Vaccine Site Near You; More Registration FAQs for Tri-State Residents

The following guide compiles the basic information on the vaccination plans not only for New York, but the tri-state.

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The tri-state continues to take major steps forward in the fight against the coronavirus -- including opening up who is eligible for vaccination as well as setting up mass vaccination sites to keep the process moving quickly.

Millions are already eligible for shots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- with eligibility expanding on a regular basis across the three states and the U.S.

The following guide compiles the basic information on the vaccination plans for the tri-state area and answers common questions on registration and other issues.

CHECK ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTER

New York launched the new "Am I Eligible" app to help New Yorkers determine if they meet the criteria to receive the vaccine and connect users to administration centers for information and to schedule appointments, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Visit https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ for more information.

New York City and New Jersey Vaccine Providers

Click on each provider to find more information on scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Data: City of New York, State of New Jersey • Nina Lin / NBC

24/7 VACCINATION CENTERS IN NYC

The city's first 24/7 vaccination sites in Brooklyn and the Bronx, which opened on Sunday, Jan. 10, plan to vaccinate up to 2,000 people per day at each location.

It's important to note that individuals will only be admitted by appointment.

The 24/7 vaccination sites are located in:

  • Bathgate Contract Postal Station Business Service Center, 4006 3rd Ave., The Bronx, NY 10457
  • Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220
  • The Health Department at 125 Worth Street Room 144. New York, NY 10013
  • The Vanderbilt Health + Hospitals Clinic at 165 Vanderbilt Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304.
  • The Queens Corona Clinic at 10404 Corona Ave., Corona NY 11368, Queens, NY.
  • Empire Outlets on Staten Island

Additionally, the state has opened a mass vaccination site at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, at 37th Street and 11th Avenue, in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, Citi Field opened Wednesday, Feb. 10, as a vaccination site, with the capacity to serve up to 7,000 people per day. Half of all appointments at Citi Field will be reserved for Queens residents, the other half for TLC licensees and food delivery workers, the mayor announced.

Another mega vaccination site at Yankee Stadium opened on Feb. 5 is eligible only to Bronx residents. Those interested in scheduling appointments should visit Somosvaccinations.com or call 1-833-SomosNY, or a handful of on-site ticket windows can help those that need in-person assistance.

Additionally, New York City is working with the state and the NBA's Nets in an effort to open up another mega site, this time at Barclays Center to cater to Brooklynites.

Additionally, on Feb. 17, Gov Andrew Cuomo announced 13 community-based pop-up vaccination sites -- including in New York City -- coming online this week at community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate 3,850 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week.

Appointments are scheduled directly with the host site or partner provider who work with community organizations and community leaders to identify New Yorkers from that specific community who are eligible to obtain a vaccination. The New York City sites being established this week are located at:

NEW YORK CITY

First Baptist Church of Crown Heights
450 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 Harvest Fields Community Church
2626 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Allen Community Senior Center
166-01 Linden Blvd
Jamaica, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 NYCHA Fort Washington Houses
99 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Central Family Life Center
59 Wright Street
Staten Island, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To see the remainder of the recently announced pop-up sites, scroll to the New York State section below.

Overall, there are nearly 200 vaccination sites in the five boroughs so far.

HOW DO I FIND A VACCINATION SITE IN OR NEAR MY NYC NEIGHBORHOOD?

You can find a COVID-19 vaccine site using the Vaccine Finder tool. The finder is designed to make the process easier for New Yorkers to find provider locations closest to their home and to schedule an appointment for vaccination.

Please note that each provider manages their own schedules and appointments. This tool is meant to aggregate all of that information and make it easily accessible to New Yorkers.

APPOINTMENTS

The state and city of New York recommends not registering if you still do not meet the criteria to receive the vaccine.

Eligible New Yorkers can also call 311 to make an appointment to obtain their COVID-19 vaccine or they can also call the city hotline at 877-VAX-4NYC or 877-829-4692.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

If you qualify, then you will need to complete the New York State COVID-19 Immunization Form (PDF) in order to get vaccinated. The state requires the provider who administers the vaccine to verify that you completed the form.

Before visiting a site for your vaccination, consider the following tips:

  • Reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well on the day you scheduled the visit.
  • Wear the mask for your appointment. You will not be admitted to the site without one.
  • After receiving the vaccine, you will undergo a 15-minute observation period before you can leave.

Those who receive their first dose will receive a vaccination card, as well as an appointment for the second dose.

When Could I Get the Vaccine?

Answer the questions to calculate your risk profile and see where you fall in your county's and state's vaccine lineup. This estimate is based on a combination of vaccine rollout recommendations from the CDC and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

For a more detailed breakdown of who is included in each priority group, see this methodology.
Source: the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 by Ariadne Labs and the Surgo Foundation
Interactive by Amy O’Kruk/NBC

If you think you meet the criteria to receive the vaccine, you will need to fill out the New York State form at https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.

If you qualify, the website displays a confirmation message and provides a list of nearby provider and pharmacy locations that can administer the vaccine. You can also receive a certification by email.

In some locations, there is a website to schedule an appointment. For others, there is a phone number you must call to set up a reservation.

If you are unable to complete the form online, the state launched the hotline 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) to assist you with finding out if you are eligible and scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.

You can also check a list of locations by New York region right here.

State-run mass sites are located in the New York State Fair Expo Center, 581 State Fair Blvd., in Syracuse, and in White Plains at the Westchester County Center, located at 198 Central Avenue.

Federal Emergency Management Agency will establish four additional community-based vaccination sites in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers. These four major vaccination sites outside of New York City will vaccinate approximately 1,000 New Yorkers each day beginning the first week of March, and appointments will be initially reserved for members of the community in which the sites are located.

The four sites being established are located at the addresses below:

  • Buffalo, Erie County: Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215
  • Rochester, Monroe County: Former Kodak Hawkeye parking lot at Ave E, 1345 St. Paul Street, Rochester New York, 14621
  • Albany, Albany County: Washington Ave. Armory, 195 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
  • Yonkers, Westchester County: New York National Guard Armory, 2 Quincy Place, Yonkers, NY 10701

On Feb. 17, the state announced that numerous community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week at community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers, including in New York City. These sites are expected to vaccinate 3,850 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week. Aside from the New York City locations mentioned above, the following are among the pop-up vaccination sites announced:

LONG ISLAND

Most Holy Trinity Parish
79 Buell Lane
East Hampton, NY
Opens Friday, Feb. 19; Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 HUDSON VALLEY

 Haverstraw Community Center
50 W. Broad Street
Haverstraw, NY
Opens Friday, Feb. 19; Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. **all appointments already filled**

Port Chester Senior Center
222 Grace Church Street
Port Chester, NY
Opens Friday, Feb. 19; Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. **all appointments already filled**

CAPITAL REGION

 Schenectady City Mission
425 Hamilton Street
Schenectady, NY
Opens Friday, Feb. 19; Hours: Friday 12 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. **all appointments already filled** 

WESTERN NEW YORK

Native American Community Services
1005 Grant Street
Buffalo, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. **all appointments already filled** 

FINGER LAKES

Trenton and Pamela Jackson R-Center
485 N. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY
Opens Saturday, Feb. 20; Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Boys & Girls Club
201 Shonnard Street
Syracuse, NY
Opens Thursday, Feb. 18; Hours: 12-3:30 p.m.

SOUTHERN TIER

Beverly J. Martin Elementary School
302 W. Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY
Opens Friday, Feb. 19; Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

There are currently more than 100 vaccination sites with at least one in each of New Jersey's 21 counties. In six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70% of the adult population.

Click here to register for the vaccine if you meet the criteria.

New Jersey launched a toll free vaccine hotline to answer general questions about vaccines, determining who is and is not eligible to be vaccinated and help find vaccine locations: 855-568-0545

Medical Questions about COVID-19: 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 for alerts.

The Garden State also counts with six mega vaccination sites:

  • The Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford
  • Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Morris County
  • New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison
  • Moorestown Mall, Burlington County
  • Rowan College South Jersey, Gloucester County
  • Atlantic City Convention Center

Additionally, New Jersey currently lists 120 satellite sites on its vaccine center web portal. Health officials said not all sites appear on the list as some are not yet open to the public, such as those in prisons and psychiatric hospitals.

WHAT INFORMATION WILL I BE ASKED WHEN I RECEIVE THE VACCINE?

Every person who receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey will automatically be enrolled in the New Jersey Immunization Information System, under an executive order issued in November by Governor Murphy. This system already enrolls anyone born after January 1, 1998 to track compliance with mandatory school immunizations and avoid unnecessary duplication of immunizations. During the COVID-19 public health emergency, it will also automatically include adults who receive a COVID vaccine. Thirty days after the public health emergency is declared over, adults can “opt out” of the registry.

Vaccine administrators will need contact information to keep track of the vaccine you received and to remind you of the need for a second dose. They are also likely to request information to determine your priority group and insurance coverage, although the state Department of Health has not answered questions about what specific information will be collected.

Information on eligibility and immunization schedule can be found at ct.gov/covidvaccine/access. The state estimates that the vaccine will not be widely available to the general public until late summer or fall 2021.

It's important to remember that access to vaccines and information change rapidly, so check back often for the most up-to-date information.

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