COVID-19 Vaccine: Safe, Effective, Free
See a list of Onondaga County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics HERE for ages 12+.
The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be remarkably effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, including against the delta variant. CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals age 5 and older while Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for ages 18 and up.

You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you. You do not need to have insurance to get the vaccine.

Vaccines for Ages 5-11
Parents who wish to have their 5- to 11-year-old vaccinated should call their child’s primary care provider, their school district, or local pharmacies for information about vaccine availability for that age group.

Vaccine Information
For information about the vaccine, safety, clinics, FAQs, and more:
• Visit the NYS COVID-19 vaccine website,
• Call the NYS Vaccination Hotline, 1.833.NYS.4VAX (1.833.697.4829).
• Call the Upstate COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 315.464.3979 (option #2)
• Email your questions to

Where Can I Make an Appointment?
• Use the online COVID-19 Vaccine Finder.
• Call your healthcare provider.
• For appointments at an Onondaga County clinic, go HERE for ages 12+.
• For appointments at the NYS clinics including the Fairgrounds, go HERE or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1.833.NYS.4VAX (1.833.697.4829).

Onondaga County Clinic Details:

  1. See our list of upcoming clinics HERE for ages 12+. 
  2. Complete the screening and consent form.
    Print and complete the form in the confirmation email you receive once your appointment is made.
  3. Provide identification/proof of age upon arrival at the clinic.
    Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 
  4. Bring your insurance card with you to the clinic. You will be asked for insurance information BUT the vaccine is free and there will never be a charge to you, and you do not need to have insurance to get the vaccine.
  5. Bring your vaccine card with you if you have received any previous doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

After receiving your vaccine, please register for v-safe, a smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins so you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects or report side effects through the CDC Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

How soon will I be protected?
It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines may not protect you until about 2 weeks after your second shot. With the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for your body to build protection.

Learn More
• New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program

• CDC COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
• Pfizer Vaccine
• Moderna Vaccine
• Janssen/Johnson & Johnson Vaccine