COVID-19 is still spreading, even as the vaccine is here. Wear a mask, social distance, and stay up to date on New York State’s vaccination program. We are currently in Phase 1a and 1b of the New York State distribution plan, which prioritizes the distribution of the vaccine by population risk and essential worker phases. More individuals will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases.

Vaccine Information
For information about the vaccine, safety, distribution priorities, 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 CovidVaccineInfo@Upstate.edu.

Where Can I Make an Appointment?
To find out if you are eligible and for a list of places to make an appointment, use the new “Am I Eligible” tool or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline, 1.833.NYS.4VAX (1.833.697.4829). Seniors or those without internet access can call 211 for assistance with scheduling an appointment.

Onondaga County Vaccine Clinics
Clinics are NOT open to the general public and are by appointment only. If you are a member of Phase 1a or 1b and are currently eligible to receive the vaccine:

  1. Register for your first dose here.
    If there are no appointment times available, please check back. Appointment times are added once the vaccine supply is confirmed each week. This assures there is enough vaccine for the number of appointments scheduled and prevents cancellations due to inadequate supply. There is no waiting list.
  2. Complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form attesting to your eligibility status. This form can be completed online and you will receive a submission ID. Please bring this submission ID with you to the clinic.
  3. Provide proof of eligibility upon arrival at the clinic.
    Any person arriving for vaccination who does not have proof of their occupation or priority status will not be vaccinated. This can include government-issued ID proving age (65 or over), an employee ID card, a letter from an employer or affiliated organization, or a pay stub. Alternatively, employers or organizations can provide a list of staff who meet the criteria for vaccination.
  4. 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.

Second Dose
The COVID-19 vaccine requires a second dose. If you received the first dose from an Onondaga County clinic, you will receive an email with registration instructions the week before you are due for your second dose.

Learn More
• New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program
• CDC COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ
• Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
• Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Resources