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Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION INFO (Update: 01/11/2021, 12:30 PM)

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COVID-19 VACCINE INFO (Update: 01/11/2021, 12:30 PM)

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced late Friday afternoon that categories 1A and 1B are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine beginning today, January 11, 2021. Information is forthcoming and changing quickly from the state, all deployments / distribution of vaccine are dependent on the current supply of vaccine being available. Deployment of the limited vaccine available is being coordinated at the state level for the regional vaccination HUB areas. Please Note: Eligibility does not guarantee vaccine availability for each individual in the category and appointments will be made as vaccine is available to local distribution sites.

While our Washington County, NY Public Health Department continues their planning and coordination efforts for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine with the Capital Region HUB partners, we are currently awaiting a supply of vaccine and do not have any available for distribution at this time. PLEASE DO NOT call our Public Health office relative to vaccine, when PODs (Points of Distribution) are open, an announcement will be made on all of our sites / outlets and all scheduling will be done through the state's system online or by phone with the NYS Vaccination Hotline (**launching at 4:00 PM today**) at (833)NYS-4VAX. We caution there will not be vaccine available to all eligible individuals at one time, appointments will be scheduled as vaccine availability will allow. Per the Governor's announcement, at the current rate of supply, it will take approximately 16 weeks to complete vaccine rollout to those currently deemed eligible. 

I WANT TO BE VACCINATED, WHAT CAN I DO?
- No internet access? Call (833)NYS-4VAX (launches after 4PM today)
- Check with your Healthcare Provider for vaccine availability
- Check with Pharmacies: CVS PharmacyWalgreens & Kinney Drugs (or other local pharmacies)
- Check our site for updates: washingtoncountyny.gov/coronavirus 

For the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccine and NYS Vaccine Distribution Program, check the state's website here: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Our team at Washington County, NY Public Health Department remains committed to ensuring all those in our county who wish to be vaccinated can be vaccinated! The distribution of vaccine is an extensive process and will take a significant amount of time to get to everyone, we are required to abide by the stipulations as set forth in the state's distribution program and are limited by supply. We encourage everyone to stay up to date, informed and be patient as we all work through these challenges together. 

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