COVID Vaccine Information2021-02-24T20:35:39-05:00

Curious about the vaccine?

Start with a video from Westchester Medical Center or click on the questions below to get specific answers.

Remember, if you have unanswered questions you can always ask us directly!

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How many vaccines have been distributed?2021-02-24T11:35:21-05:00

NY COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker

Use this vaccine tracker website to keep track of doses that have been received and administered by region or by county. Below the charts and maps, there is also information about who has been receiving the vaccine.

February 21, 2021 Update from the Governor

New York’s Health Care Distribution sites have administered 92% of first doses received. Read more here.

First Doses Received – 2,406,535

First Doses Administered – 2,206,988

Second Doses Received – 1,337,275

Second Doses Administered – 1,126,128

Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments2021-04-29T15:55:55-04:00

Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments from United Way

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is offering free Lyft rides (up to $25 each direction) to vaccine appointments for those individuals who are not receiving Medicaid assistance.

Please complete the form at the link below to receive your code to receive a free ride (up to $25) to and from your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

 

Is the vaccine safe?2021-04-13T14:38:58-04:00

For common questions about about the vaccine:

The CDC’s COVID myths and facts page provides detailed answers to common questions like, “can the vaccine give me COVID-19”, and “will the vaccine alter my DNA?”

After you get the vaccine, there is a health monitoring period

There is a 15 minute monitoring period where you will wait on site so the vaccine administrators can see if you have any allergic reactions to the shot. This monitoring period will be 30 minutes if you have any history of previous allergic reactions to vaccines.

What should you know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

  • As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S.
  • Only 6 women between 18-48 have been affected
  • The CDC is recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution 
  • People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.
  • For the full CDC statement visit: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html

 

Where do I sign up for a vaccine appointment?2021-04-23T12:00:18-04:00

Moderna Vaccine Appointments at Westchester Community College (Valhalla)

Friday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=C06D3EB0BFEB0FAEE0530A6C7C16C408

Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=C06D3EB0BFEC0FAEE0530A6C7C16C408

Monday, April 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=C06DA5DDAFA11434E0530A6C7C16DCF0

Tuesday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=C06DA5DDAFA21434E0530A6C7C16DCF0

IMPORTANT – Talk to your provider:

Your provider, medical group, and insurance plan may have internal information about the availability of vaccines. It is always worth giving them a call to see if they can help you find an appointment.

Scheduling by Phone:

    1. Call the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 (the hotline is open from 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week).
    2. They will ask you some questions to confirm you are eligible for the vaccine.
    3. They will then work with you to schedule an appointment.

Online Scheduling:

    1. Visit the eligibility tool at: am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov
      Note: Do NOT use Internet Explorer
    2. Fill in your eligibility information
    3. If you are eligible, you will be able to set up an appointment at a nearby location
    4. SAVE YOUR APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
    5. Fill out the vaccination form before your appointment: forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine

To find availability by specific pharmacies in Westchester:

To receive emails about vaccine availability:

Westchester Medical Center maintains an interactive map that shows where people have recently been able to get vaccines:

Can I get a vaccine in my own home?2021-05-21T12:05:09-04:00

As of right now, there are few in-home vaccination service.

You can ask your health plan, health care provider, or medical group.

Some plans, providers, and medical groups may be able to help you schedule an in-home vaccination, but there is no official information about availability or eligibility.

Alternatively, you can check with Visiting Nurse Services of Westchester through their website or helpline (914-682-1480) to see if they can help you with in-home vaccination.

Some towns and cities (Yonkers, Mt. Vernon) are doing in-home vaccination on a building-by-building basis.

These services are limited, and the main way to find out about them is to call the NY State COVID-19 vaccine hotline.


    1. Call the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-697-4829 (the hotline is open from 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week).
    2. They will ask you some questions to confirm you are eligible for the vaccine.
    3. They will then work with you to schedule an appointment.



REGISTER NOW FOR HOMEBOUND SENIOR VACCINATIONS

  • CURRENTLY REGISTERING 60+, HOMEBOUND RESIDENTS IN 10701,10710,10707,10708
  • FOR ASSISTANCE CONTACT:
    • YONKERS NNORC • 914 391-1323
    • YONKERS OFFICE FOR THE AGING • 914 377-6823

VIEW VIDEO ON HOW TO REGISTER HERE:

https://p-kefwrw3.b1.n0.cdn.getcloudapp.com/items/yAu6ZZYp/794c16e9-1010-4ea8-9e83-5d30c1be0a5d.mp4

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

https://ro.co/covidvaccinedrive/39b75fd3022448e13c891a6c712dd9ac/

***AN EMAIL IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER***

Clients will need ID with Proof of Birthdate.

No insurance, financial or other personal information will be asked.

A healthcare professional vaccinator will be scheduled to come to the home. They are currently using Moderna. The second appointment will be scheduled by the vaccinator.

What should I bring to my appointment?2021-02-24T11:32:55-05:00

Everyone should bring:

    1. ID, which can be any of the following
      • Driver’s license or non-driver ID;
      • Birth certificate issued by a state or local government;
      • Current U.S passport or valid foreign passport;
      • Permanent resident card;
      • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship;
      • Life insurance policy with birthdate; or
      • Marriage certificate with birthdate.
    2. Appointment confirmation
    3. A copy of the COVID-19 form (https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine)

First responders and eligible groups under age 65 should also bring:

    1. Proof of eligibility for vaccine
    2. Proof of employment status, which can be:
      • Employee ID card or badge
      • A letter from an employer or affiliated organization
      • A pay stub

For children under 18

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that can consent to the vaccine on their behalf.

What about vaccines for homebound and people with disabilities?2021-04-29T15:50:23-04:00

Westchester Institute for Human Development is scheduling individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Sign up to be notified when scheduling is available via: https://covidvaccine.wihd.org/

Questions? Call the WIHD COVID-19 Hotline at 914-849-0522 or email vaccine@wihd.org

Free Rides to Vaccine Appointments from United Way

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is offering free Lyft rides (up to $25 each direction) to vaccine appointments for those individuals who are not receiving Medicaid assistance. 

Please complete the form at the link below to receive your code to receive a free ride (up to $25) to and from your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

 

Yonkers Office for the Aging Yonkers and Yonkers  NNORC and are registering seniors for IN Home Vaccinations.

Target group: 60+, Homebound residents in zip codes 10701, 10710, 10707, and 10708.

For assistance, call the Yonkers NNORC at 914-391-1323 or the Yonkers Office for the Aging at 914-377-6823.

To register yourself, visit: https://ro.co/covidvaccinedrive/39b75fd3022448e13c891a6c712dd9ac/

Should I get the vaccine if I have existing health conditions?2021-02-22T16:04:36-05:00

Before getting your vaccine, talk to your doctor if you have…

  • Contracted COVID in the past 90 days
  • Received other vaccines within the past 2 weeks
  • Any autoimmune illnesses, or medications that suppress your immune system
  • A history of allergic reactions to vaccines
Where can I get help finding a vaccine appointment?2021-03-17T23:59:21-04:00

Westchester County Dept of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS)

DSPS General Helpline: (914) 813-6300

DSPS staff are available Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, but this helpline receive a lot of traffic and it may take a while to receive a call back.

Greenburgh Vaccine Angels

Email Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner (pfeiner@greenburghny.com) or Krista Madsen (kmadsen@greenburghny.com)

Pound Ridge Vaccine Angels

View their flyer

Rye Brook Senior Center Vaccine Angels

Volunteers can help Rye Brook seniors make appointments over the phone.

Seniors in need can use the intake form.

Rye High School Vaccine Appointment Hotline (Student Volunteers)

Call 914-967-6100, ext. 6204. Available every Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callers should have their health insurance and all contact information at the ready.

Facebook groups

Helping Westchester County (NY) Get Vaccinated (COVID-19) is a private group that you can join to find information, updates, and sometimes assistance in getting a vaccine appointment. Note that this group is a public forum and information you find should always be confirmed through a second source.

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