As of 4/6/2021, New York state has announced that it will expand Covid-19 Vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older!
Beginning 4/6/2021, we encourage our patients, ages 16 and older, who wish to be vaccinated to book an appointment at a NY state administration site using the Am I Eligible? website: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
Important considerations when booking an appointment:
If you are age 18 and older: You may schedule to receive any vaccine that is available: Pfizer (2 doses, 21 days apart), Moderna (2 doses, 28 days apart) or Johnson & Johnson (1 dose only).
If you are age 16-17: You may ONLY schedule to receive Pfizer (2 doses, 21 days apart) at this time. You are not old enough to receive the other manufacturers!
Everyone: Your Covid-19 vaccine must be administered at least 14 days before or at least 14 days after any other vaccines. Please consider this if you have received or are scheduled to receive vaccines with us including Bexsero, Menveo, HPV and Tdap. This is especially important if you are receiving Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines that require 2 doses to complete the series. If you have any questions, please call us to discuss!
If you are currently ill with Covid illness, you cannot attend a vaccine appointment until you have recovered from the illness and have been released from isolation! Please do not risk the safety of others. Once you are released from isolation, there is no recommended minimum interval between infection and vaccination so you can be vaccinated as soon as an appointment is available.
If you have had Covid illness in the past, you are still eligible for vaccination now, even if you were asymptomatic when you tested positive for Covid illness.